Everyone has a right to be counted.
Use your mouse to explore the map: zoom in/out, click the boxes in the top left to add or remove layers, or click on a census tract to bring up relevant statistics.
The 2020 Census is here and there is so much at stake. Political representation, federal funding, and community planning all depend heavily on census data. In fact, North Carolina is projected to gain an additional seat in the House of Representatives this year; a step towards increased representation that an incorrect count could cost us. North Carolina has set aggressive goals to overcome the 2000 and 2010 response rate, which were both below the national average (64.0% and 64.8% respectively). New Hanover County is aiming for 80%, which is considerably higher than the 68.5% the county achieved 10 years ago.
Currently the majority of the census tracts in the Cape Fear region are stalled below 55% response rate. This is why Cape Fear Counts has partnered with Cape Fear Collective to identify and support those areas at risk of being undercounted.
The map on this page displays several tract-level statistics:
- Current 2020 census response rate
- Final 2010 census response rate
- Access to Internet (% of households)
- Demographics and housing data