New Mexico is the state most vulnerable to undercount in the 2020 census.

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Statewide Census 2020 Gathering

New Mexico Counts 2020 hosted a gathering of stakeholders working to ensure a complete and fair count in the 2020 census.

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Why is an accurate Census count important?

New Mexico faces serious challenges in obtaining an accurate count. A mere 1% undercount of New Mexico’s population in 2020 would result in a $780,000,000 loss of federal funds over a 10-year period. At risk are Financial Assistance programs for Health Care, Food Assistance, Public Education, and Community Development. Federal Funding for Transportation, Housing, and Small Business Development are also at stake. MORE INFO»

Census Outreach Funding Resources

New! New Mexico Counts 2020 Releases RFP for Community-Based Census Outreach to Underrepresented Populations.

Accurate census data ensures everyone in the community gets their fair share of resources and has a political voice. The most vulnerable for an undercount are children under 5, foreign-born residents, Pueblos, Tribes and Nations, Hispanics and rural populations.


Health Care


Medicare Part B

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Food Assistance

School Lunch Program

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Public Education

Education Grants

Head Start and Early Childhood Education

Foster and Child Care

Pell Grants

Community Development

Housing Assistance

Community Services

Business Loans