Business Sector Partners
On April 15th of each year, California businesses and individuals send their tax dollars to the federal government; it is only once a DECADE that we get a chance to get back those dollars.
Sector partners, such as employers, unions and other trusted community leaders, are critical to helping the U.S. Census Bureau reach hard-to-count Californians.
This toolkit includes tailored support materials and resources, which will be key in making your communications and outreach efforts effective. It is imperative that community leaders 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 plan and implement a successful outreach campaign in your community.
- U.S. Census Bureau: 2020 Census at a Glance
- U.S. Census Bureau: 2020 Census Timeline
- U.S. Census Bureau: Milestones and Timeline
- U.S. Census Bureau: Census 101
- U.S. Census Bureau: Community Outreach Toolkit (PDF)
- U.S. Census Bureau: Glossary of Census Terms
- 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)
- California County Maps: 2016 Planning Database Low Response Score (LRS) by Census Tract
- California Interactive Map: California Hard-to-Count Index by Census Tract and Block Group
- Identifying California’s Hard-to-Count in Census 2020 – Descriptions of the 14 variables that comprise the CA-HTC Index
U.S. Census Bureau FAQs
The decennial census counts each person in the country, where they live on April 1, every 10 years ending in zero. The last census was in 2010, and the next census will be in 2020.
The census is so important that your response is required by law, and your answers are kept completely confidential. By the same law, the Census Bureau can only use your responses to produce statistics.
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.
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.
Yes. The Census Bureau takes the 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.