Census 2020

Contra Costa County Complete Count Effort

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. In particular, we will be working to connect with the Hardest to Count populations.

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is seeking members for the Contra Costa County Complete Count Steering Committee.

To apply to be an at-large committee member, please fill out an application.

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)

Key purpose is apportioning 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!

  1. Seeking Volunteers for Census 2020 Committee

    The Board of Supervisors is seeking volunteers for the Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee who will serve as local "census ambassadors" to ensure a complete and accurate count of our community. Read on...
  2. State RFP for Regional Administrative Community-Based Organizations to conduct outreach

    The California Complete Count Office seeks experienced and qualified Administrative Community-Based Organizations (ACBO) to conduct Census 2020 outreach at the regional level. Read on...
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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