$120,000 per Person - Not Counted
- Per person $ Loss re Access to Federal Support Due our Region between US Censuses
Impact of our Census Undercounts
Significant Census Undercounts occur in ethnic and racial communities, in immigrant and refugee communities, and in low-income communities.
Up to 55% of Greater Houston's population present at-risk for Census Undercounts.
25% of Greater Houston population is foreign-born.
- Immigrant/Refugee entrepreneurial enterprise/small business starts
30% of Greater Houston population below federal poverty level.
- Low-income neighborhoods & undocumented fearful of police action
20/20 Working Group
Deep Reach Communications Networks
To 'Erase the Undercount', the 20/20 Working Group plan builds trusted, confidential communications networks motivating response connectivity in at-risk undercount communities in our region. This plan anticipates and corrects for tactical communication deficits prior to federal / local 2020 Census campaigns.
Check Our Census Numbers - 2012
Houston Area Foreign-Born Populations - CENSUS 2012
Census Undercount Estimates
The percentage of Census Undercount varies widely among language and low-income groups here. Some grass-roots policymakers estimate undercounts for some groups may be as high as 50%.
'We don't know what we don't know'. Until our region reports an accurate Census count, we cannot know empirically what we are due in access to federal support, returned and based on the taxes all our residents pay.
Regional Tax Base Indicators - Immigrant Enterprise
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DATA
Houston Area - Harris, Montgomery & Fort Bend Counties
- 1.4 million Houstonians are foreign born
- Immigrants twice as likely than native-born to start a business
|GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
- Immigrant contribution to Houston
- By Immigrants in Houston
|STATE & LOCAL TAXES
- Paid by Immigrants
- Generated by Immigrant Businesses
- Created by Immigrant Enterprise
- % Immigrant Residents
- % Total Population
- 152,766 Businesses
- 100,395 Employees
|$21.3 Billion in Sales|
- 61,304 Businesses
- 114,773 Employees
|$25.6 Billion in Sales|
|Houston's 8 'Fortune 500' firms
- Founded by Immigrant Families
- Global revenue generated
- 125,611 Employees
|$282.2 Billion in Sales|
U.S. Immigrant Enterprise
- One in 10 US workers is employed at a US immigrant-owned company
- Immigrant-owned businesses are 60% more likely to export than native-born firms
- Immigrant owned firms generated $775 billion in sales & $100+ billion in taxable income (2010)
- In 7 of the 8 economic sectors predicted for fastest growth in the next decade, immigrants start more than 25% of businesses, while accounting for only 13% of the US population
- In 31 of the 50 largest US metro areas, immigrants accounted for all the net business growth(2010-2013)
Compiled by Houston Language Bank (OCT 2016) / Glenda Joe, Director
SOURCES: US Census, ACS, Pew Research, Brookings Institute, US Congressional Budget Office, National Association of Counties, Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, New American Economy
Nonprofit Communications Project
Houston Language Bank / ACSSC, Inc.
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