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Report: 100,000 Ohio Kids May be Missed in 2020 Census


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is doing better at improving the lives of children, according to the new 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

However, the report also warns progress could be undermined by a 2020 census under-count.

The annual snapshot of child well-being includes an estimate that 100,000 Ohio children live in areas deemed by the U.S. Census Bureau as “hard-to-count.”

Children’s Defense Fund Ohio Executive Director Tracy Najera said if children are missed, the state could lose out on funding that provides critical supports for a healthy start in life.…

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