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 County populations.

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!