Making Kids Count: Young Children and Census 2020 (NC Child)

The net undercount of young children - the difference between the actual census count of children ages 0-4 and Census Bureau population estimates - has steadily worsened over the past 40 years. In the 2010 Decennial Census, children under 5 were missed at a higher rate than any other age group, and an estimated 25,000 young children in North Carolina were not counted.