Census Bureau Launches Count Question Resolution Program

September 20th, 2021

As governments begin reviewing their official 2020 Census data, the Count Question Resolution Program provides a method to request a review of Census results to ensure that population and housing units were correctly allocated. This is the only method of correction to the official 2020 Census counts. Census challenges are limited to boundary and count cases. Count cases may be based on errors in geocoding or coverage issues.
Boundary cases may correct the inaccurate recording of boundaries, legally in effect on January 1, 2020, and update the housing counts for the census track(s) affected by the boundary correction if the government unit supplies the required individual address records for the affected census track(s).
Count cases with geocoding issues may correct inaccurate geographic locations or placement of housing and associated population within the correct government unit boundaries and 2020 Census tabulation blocks.
Count cases with coverage issues may result in the addition of specific housing and associated population identified during the census process, but erroneously included as duplicates or excluded from enumeration. Coverage corrections are limited to census processing errors (i.e., erroneous exclusions of housing identified as existing in census records as of April 1, 2020).
In December of 2021, the Census Bureau will notify local government officials of their eligibility for the program and governments can begin filing challenges through the program in January of 2022 until June 30, 2023. 

To view the Census population changes, click here.
For additional information about this program, visit the Count Question Resolution Program page on the Census website.