2020 Census Complete Count Committee
California leaders have invested $100.3 million toward a statewide outreach and communication campaign. The 2019-20 proposed Governor’s Budget includes an additional $54 million to bolster the State’s efforts. In total this is a proposed $154.3 million investment for the 2020 Census.
Important Documents To Download
Useful Links About California Census
How Census Works
State Census Office Funding by the Numbers
State Census Office Funding Timeline
California’s 2020 Census Efforts – How you can help
Identifying California’s Hard-to-Count in Census 2020
Who’s my Regional Program Manager?
California Census 2020 Regions Map
California Department of Finance: Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)
California Complete Count – Census 2020 Mission
Ensure that Californians get their fair share of federal resources and Congressional representation by encouraging the full participation of all Californians in Census 2020.
Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. The next enumeration will be April 1, 2020 and will be the first to rely heavily on online responses.
An accurate count is one in which every person is counted once, only once, and in the right place.
The primary and perpetual challenge facing the U.S. Census Bureau is the undercount of certain population groups. That challenge is amplified in California, where more residents are considered traditionally hard to count. Those include foreign-born residents, renters, individuals living in homes without a broadband subscription, people living close to or below the poverty line, and children younger than five years old.
A complete and accurate count of California’s population is essential. The data collected by the decennial Census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used to distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to state and local governments.
That is why California has launched a statewide effort to ensure an accurate and complete count of Californians in the 2020 Census. The California Complete Count – Census 2020 office is coordinating the State’s outreach and communication strategy, which focuses on the hardest-to-count residents. Working through local governments, Tribal Governments, community-based organizations and media, the state is funding work that will complement work being done nationally by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Kern County Census 2020 Kickoff Event
“We need you. You’re not someone that we come to just to posture. We’re absolutely reaching out to you, every one of you of color, every person that lives here in the city of Bakersfield, the county of Kern, be counted.” -Dee Slade, Executive Director of the African-American Network of Kern County