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Did you know the 2010 census did not account for about 1 million young children under the age of 5? Per the Census Bureau, one in five children were missed because their family did not return the census form; four in five lived in families that returned the form but didn’t include the young child on it. Research tells us children are more likely to be missed in a census if:

  • They live in large and complex households
  • They live with single parents or young parents between the ages of 18-29.
  • They are not the biological or adopted child of the householder.
  • They live with their grandparents, aunts, and uncles, or other family members
  • They live in families that do not speak English, or their family includes immigrants.
  • They live in low-income families.
  • Their families rent rather than own their home.

Your help is needed to ensure Oklahoma achieves an accurate 2020 census count, especially the number of young children under the age of 5. Click here to view how you can help.

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