Census Documents

Census Documents

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 Valley

San 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 Counts

GCIR-California Counts Census


State of California Map with Low Response Census Tracts (2016)

California hard to count map Census 2020
California hard to count map


State of California Census 2020 Website

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State of California Department of Finance Census 2020 Page

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State of California Executive Order Creating Census Complete Count Committee

4.13.18 Census Executive Order California Governor Brown


Members California Census Complete Count Committee

Governor Brown Creates California Complete Count Committee


Latino Community Foundation-NALEO A Roadmap for Census 2020



NALEO: 2020 Census Program Update

2020 Census Program Update


United States Census Bureau: Census 2020 Timeline

Census 2020 timeline


United States Census Bureau: 2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivators Study (CBAMS) Survey and Focus Groups:
Key Findings for Creative Strategy

2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivators Study (CBAMS) Survey and Focus Groups: Key Findings for Creative Strategy


United States Census Bureau: 2020 Census Complete Count Committee Guide

Census Bureau 2020 CCC Guide


United States Census Bureau: 2020 Census Complete Count Committee Brochure

Census Bureau CCC Brochure


United States Census Bureau: Planned Questions 2020 Census



United States Census Bureau: 2020 Operational Plan v3

Census 2020-oper-plan3


United States Census Bureau: 2020 Operation Plan Executive Summary



United States Census Bureau: Key Decisions and Milestones

Census 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 Census



The Census Project: Supporting the Census & ACS: A Toolkit for Coalition-Building – How State and Local Voices Can Make a Difference



The Census Project: Supporting the Census and the American Community Survey: A Toolkit for Coalition-Building



The Census Project Factsheets

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Ready Nation: Data for a Strong Economy: Securing an Accurate 2020 U.S. Census is Essential for Business



Please check this page regularly for updates on Census documents, research and news.