Census 2020

Interested Parties 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 our online form.

* Sign Up Here to Partner with Contra Costa County's Census Outreach Effort *

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

Census Jobs

Are you interested in a Census Job?

The Census Bureau is looking for Contra Costa County residents for supervisory and non-supervisory jobs.
$25 - $27.50 per hour
Apply Online, 2020census.gov/jobs

For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020)

Federal Relay Services 1-800-877-8339 TTY/ACSII

Contra Costa County Complete Count Steering Committee

The Contra Costa County Complete Count Steering Committee brings together community leaders, nonprofit agencies, and media experts to work together to ensure we have a complete county in 2020, in particular, the Hardest to Count populations in the County.

The Steering Committee meets the 3rd Monday of every month from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at
Paramount Conference Room
777 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA
Map to Meeting Location

Subscribe to Complete Count Committee Meeting Agendas

Contra Costa County Complete Count Committee #4
Monday, May 20, 2019
Meeting Agenda 

Contra Costa Complete Count Committee Outreach Subcommittee Meeting #1
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Richmond Prep School, 1014 Florida Ave, Richmond, CA
Meeting Agenda

Contra Costa Complete Count Committee Finance Subcommittee Meeting #1
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM
651 Pine - Room 108, Martinez, CA
Meeting Agenda

Contra Costa County Complete Count Committee Meeting #3
Monday, April 15, 2019
Meeting Agenda

Contra Costa County Complete Count Committee Meeting #2
Monday, March 18, 2019
Meeting Agenda

Contra Costa County Complete Count Committee Meeting #1
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Meeting Agenda

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. 

Board of Supervisor Actions

Board of Supervisor's Meeting
May 21, 2019
Board of Supervisors request to Receive a Presentation on the status of the Census 2020 and next steps, Adopt the Strategic Plan for the State's Opt In Funding, and Approve County sponsored Census 2020 Outreach events through October 30, 2020.
Link to May 21, 2019 Board Order
Link to Draft Census 2020 Strategic Plan (PDF)
Link to Event Form (PDF)

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