Missouri’s Hard To Count Populations

Many Missourians are historically under-counted in the Decennial Census. The historically under-counted include individuals who are isolated geographically, linguistically, and/or socially and individuals who feel threatened by the government. These may include young, minority, rural, low-income, Hispanic/LatinX, transient, and homeless Missourians and immigrants, young children, American-Indians, and college students. These individuals have to be convinced by local, trusted, sources that it is in their best interest to fill out the Census and that their responses will not be used against them in the future. To learn more about the location of Missouri’s Hard-to-Count populations visit: To learn how to talk to Missouri’s historically under-counted, read the Missouri Counts Messaging Guide.


Your answers to the 2020 Census questionnaire are confidential. To learn more visit:




Contact the Missouri Complete Count Committee:

Office of Governor Mike Parson

Attn: John Shikles, Director of Census Operations
201 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 216 Jefferson City, Missouri