To better inform the public, the Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC) presents the following collection of census documents. This collection includes some of the official Census Bureau documents as well as reports and policy briefs being developed by advocates, research centers, foundations and other governmental agencies, including the State of California.
As the Census Bureau indicates, the Census 2020 operational timeline begins on March 2018 and concludes on March 2021.
Census Day is April 1, 2020.
According to the Census Bureau, the goal of the 2020 Census “is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.”
The stakes for entities like California are immense. According to the Executive Order signed by Governor Jerry Brown which creates the California Complete Count Committee, there are over 70 federal programs benefiting the state which rely on Census enumeration and population estimates to determine funding.
In an April 2018 report by the Latino Community Foundation and NALEO, it is argued that California also has much to lose if the enumeration efforts are unsuccessful in including hard to count populations:
“[S]tates like California have the highest number of so-called “hard-to-count” (HTC) residents. These individuals include Latinos, immigrants, young children, lower-income families, individuals with low English language proficiency, renters, rural residents, and highly mobile residents such as farmworkers and the homeless.
California has more of them than any other state. It is home to four of the largest HTC counties in the country, and Los Angeles County leads the nation in this regard. Over one-third of California’s Latinos (34%) live in HTC tracts, as do high proportions of other population groups: African Americans (38%), American Indian and Alaskan Native (28%), and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (26%).”
CVIIC considers that it is in the best interest of all Californians to ensure a successful and complete count of all residents in the 2020 Census.
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State of California: 2016 Planning Database Low Response Maps in San Joaquin ValleySan Joaquin Valley low response county maps
State of California: Video of Central Valley Census Low Response Regions in Merced, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern Counties
Low response score range includes: Dark Blue (0.0-16.8) to Dark Red (30.3-47.7)
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees: California CountsGCIR-California Counts Census
State of California Map with Low Response Census Tracts (2016)
State of California Census 2020 Website
State of California Department of Finance Census 2020 Page
State of California Executive Order Creating Census Complete Count Committee4.13.18 Census Executive Order California Governor Brown
Members California Census Complete Count CommitteeGovernor Brown Creates California Complete Count Committee
Latino Community Foundation-NALEO A Roadmap for Census 2020LCF-NALEO-Brief-Summary-April-2018-final
NALEO: 2020 Census Program Update2020 Census Program Update
United States Census Bureau: Census 2020 TimelineCensus 2020 timeline
United States Census Bureau: 2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivators Study (CBAMS) Survey and Focus Groups:
2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivators Study (CBAMS) Survey and Focus Groups: Key Findings for Creative Strategy
Key Findings for Creative Strategy
United States Census Bureau: 2020 Census Complete Count Committee GuideCensus Bureau 2020 CCC Guide
United States Census Bureau: 2020 Census Complete Count Committee BrochureCensus Bureau CCC Brochure
United States Census Bureau: Planned Questions 2020 CensusPlanned-Questions-2020-Acs
United States Census Bureau: 2020 Operational Plan v3Census 2020-oper-plan3
United States Census Bureau: 2020 Operation Plan Executive Summary2020-oper-plan-exec-summ-2
United States Census Bureau: Key Decisions and MilestonesCensus 2020 key decisions milestones
The Leadership Conference Educational Fund: Citizenship and Legal Status Questions on the 2020 Census, Preventing
a Decennial Disaster
Insights Association: Adding Immigration and Citizenship Status Questions to the Censusia_issue_paper_census_immigration_1
The Census Project: Supporting the Census & ACS: A Toolkit for Coalition-Building – How State and Local Voices Can Make a Differenceapdu-census-project-toolkit-webinar-march-2-2016
The Census Project: Supporting the Census and the American Community Survey: A Toolkit for Coalition-Buildingcensus-project-toolkit-feb-2016
The Census Project Factsheets
Ready Nation: Data for a Strong Economy: Securing an Accurate 2020 U.S. Census is Essential for Business2018-rn-nat-census-brief
Please check this page regularly for updates on Census documents, research and news.