One in 10 North Carolinians is Latino; will they all be counted on Census Day?

As the 2020 census approaches this spring, committees in cities and counties across North Carolina are working to encourage people to fill out their forms, to ensure the state is properly represented in Congress and gets its fair share of federal spending.

For the first time, there's a statewide committee focused on persuading North Carolina's Latino residents to take part in the census. An estimated 1 million Latinos live in the state, accounting for one of every 10 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and supporters of the campaign say an accurate count of the state's population isn't possible if significant numbers of Hispanics don't take part.