County partners are critical to helping the U.S. Census Bureau reach hard-to-count Californians.
This toolkit includes tailored support materials and resources for counties, including information on building your Local Complete Count Committee. The below resources will be key in making your communications and outreach efforts effective. It is imperative that counties are well-equipped with information and resources – to ensure that every Californian is counted in the 2020 Census!
Because you know your community best, you are uniquely positioned to ensure the people you care about are counted. We know the Census… and have compiled the toolkit below to help you establish a Local Complete Count Committee and implement a successful outreach campaign in your county.
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- U.S. Census Bureau: 2020 Census at a Glance
- U.S. Census Bureau: Census 101
- U.S. Census Bureau: Milestones and Timeline
- U.S. Census Bureau: Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census (PDF)
- U.S. Census Bureau: Providence, Rhode Island Testing Results and Infographic
- U.S. Census Bureau: Race and Ethnicity (PDF)
- U.S. Census Bureau: Why We Ask Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Funding Methodology and Documents including FAQs
- U.S. Census Bureau: Community Outreach Toolkit (PDF)
- U.S. Census Bureau: Report: Uses of Census Data in Federal Funds Distribution
U.S. Census Bureau Jobs
U.S. Census Bureau News for Counties
- California County Maps: 2016 Planning Database Low Response Score (LRS) by Census Tract
- Interactive Map: California Hard-to-Count Index by Census Tract and Block Group – NEW!
- Identifying California’s Hard-to-Count in Census 2020 – Descriptions of the 14 variables that comprise the CA-HTC Index
- U.S. Census Bureau Local Complete Count Committee Contact – email: Los.Angeles.rcc.partnership@2020Census.gov
- U.S. Census Bureau: Local Complete Count Committees – How to Get Involved (PDF)
- U.S. Census Bureau: Local Complete Count Committees Program Brochure (PDF)
- U.S. Census Bureau: Local Complete Count Committees Program Guide (PDF)
- What Is a CCC?
- When Should a Complete Count Committee Organize?
- What Is the Subcommittee Structure of a SCCC/CCC?
- Summary: What Are the Benefits of a State Complete Count Commission/ Complete Count Committee?
- Appendix A: 50 Ways Census Data Are Used
- Appendix B: Understanding the Language of the 2020 Census
- Contact Information
- Sample Complete Count Committee Work Plan (Word)
U.S. Census Bureau FAQs
What authority does the Census Bureau have to collect my information?
We are conducting this survey under the authority of Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141 and 193. You are not required to respond to this survey if it does not display a valid OMB approval number.
How is the privacy of respondents protected?
The Census Bureau is required by law to protect your information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household. Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data.
Are my responses confidential?
Yes. We take our responsibility to protect your information very seriously. The law puts in place very stringent measures to protect your information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household. All Web data submissions are encrypted in order to protect your privacy.
Search for these and many other Census 2020 FAQs on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Frequently Asked Questions database.