Census 2020

Contra Costa County Complete Count Committee

The County will be spearheading a Complete Count Committee with community leaders, nonprofit agencies, and media experts to work together to ensure we have a complete county in 2020. In particular, we will be working to connect with the Hardest to Count populations.

Contra Costa County Complete Count Committee Meeting #1
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Public Works Department
255 Glacier Drive, Conference Room A, Martinez, CA
Map to Meeting Location
Meeting Agenda

Interested Parties Survey Form

We want to hear your ideas on how we can best connect with Contra Costa County’s Hard to Count Populations.  If you are interested in collaborating with us or have ideas to share, fill out the survey below.


***Please fill out our Complete Count Survey***

Additionally, the Census Bureau is looking for community partners as well
Partner with the Census Bureau

Why do we have a Census?

It's in the Constitution 

"The action Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten years, in a Manner as they shall by Law direct."
(Article 1, Section 2)

The Census count is used to apportion the number of Representatives each State gets in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S Census and the Amazing Appropriation Machine video

Distribution of Federal Funds

The Census count is also used to determine the distribution of an estimated $76,000,000,000/year!
It is estimated that for every person missed, state and local agencies loose $2,000/year.
Count the Dollars 2020 - California

Helpful Data

Census Data is used by business groups, policy analysis, and non-profits to help development business plans, service areas, and policy decisions. The Census is the benchmark for the next decade of key decisions for our communities. 

Census News

Are you interested in a Census Job?
For more information, visit the Census Bureau's Website!

Timeline

Board of Supervisor's Meeting
February 12, 2019
Board of Supervisor's Appointed Members of the Complete Count Steering Committee
Link to Board Order

Board of Supervisor's Meeting
December 18, 2018
Board of Supervisors Received a Presentation on the status of Census 2020 and Next Steps
Adopted a Resolution proclaiming Board of Supervisors' support of, and participation in, the 2020 Census, and authorizing the County Administrator to execute the County-Optional Outreach Agreement with the State
Considered and Provided recommendations for Complete County Committee Chair, Complete County Committee Structure, and Directed Complete County Committee to development a preliminary strategic plan and budget and report back to the Board of Supervisors by March 26, 2019

Link to Board Order
Link to PowerPoint
Link to Resolution