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Census 2020

Census 2020: Counting Everyone Once, Only Once, and in the Right Place

Every ten years the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census of the population of the United States. The Decennial Census began in 1790 and each census involves years of planning to ensure a successful and complete count. With the 2020 Census approaching the U.S. Census Bureau is actively engaged in the planning for the 2020 Census and this planning process includes the help of the community to ensure that on April 1st 2020 we get the most accurate count possible.


Infographics and visualizations:

2020 Census at a glance

How the 2020 census will invite everyone to respond

Road to the 2020 census

Counting young children in the 2020 census

2020 census: A design for hard to count populations



Save the Date: Census Bureau to Host 2020 Census News Conference

One year out from Census Day 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will host a 2020 Census news conference on April 1, 2019. Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham will brief the public on the status of operations and what they can do to help ensure a complete and accurate count in their community. In addition, the Census Bureau will unveil the 2020 Census communications campaign tagline. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 1.)

LT. Gov. bysiewicz launches connecticut complete count committee to help prepare for 2020 census

Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz announced the launch of the Connecticut Complete Count Committee (CCCC) to inform and help direct the State's efforts in the upcoming 2020 Census. An accurate census count is critically important to our state as it is the foundation to determine federal funding allocations. The data collected by the 2020 census affects all of us, not just in government, but also private businesses, schools, hospitals, non-profits, and other public and private entities. Currently, Connecticut is ranked first in the nation for paying the most in federal income taxes and we are among the lowest in getting federal dollars in return. 

census bureau adopts cutting edge privacy protections for 2020 census

The Census Bureau is modernizing and strengthening how they protect privacy in the statistics they release starting with the 2020 Census. Their differential privacy methods will be designed to preserve the utility of their legally mandated data products while also ensuring that every respondents’ personal information is fully protected.

March 20, 2019 Census Data Lunch and Learn Event hosted by Connecticut Housing Coalition

Join us for this absolutely-not-boring-at-all discussion of how the Census Factfinder and IPUMS data sets can help housing professionals explore and learn about the communities they serve. We’ll dig into advanced methods for finding data by specific geography and category. We’ll look at housing needs, neighborhood-level demographics, and even some interesting trends. This workshop will also introduce the Integrate Public Use Micro Series data set that allows for completely customizable analysis using the American Community Survey response data. You’ll walk away with new ideas and a few helpful Excel templates for working with Census data that will speed up future projects.

2020 census hiring of thousands of workers ramps up

The hiring of hundreds of thousands of temporary workers for the 2020 Census – often described as the nation’s largest civilian mobilization — is now underway. The Census Bureau has already begun recruiting and hiring people to work on an important preliminary operation for the 2020 Census that begins in August. Known as In-Field Address Canvassing, this is the process of having field staff visit specific geographic areas to identify every place where people live or could live. 


To find more information regarding the 2020 Census click here.

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