Census 2020

Why do we have a Census?

It's in the Constitution (Article 1, Section 2)

"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."

Key purpose is apportioning the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S Census and the Amazing Appropriation Machine video

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

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 Jobs

Contra Costa County Efforts

Geographic Updates

The County is participating in a number of Federal Operations to ensure the Census Bureau has up to date information about our communities

Complete Count

The County will be spearheading a Complete Count Committee with community leaders, nonprofit agencies, business groups, and media experts to work together to ensure we have a complete county in 2020. If you would like to be involved in our Complete Count effort? Please email us

Partner with the Census Bureau

Resources
California Census 2020 Website
Census Bureau Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM)
US Census Bureau - Census 2020 Information