To be notified of any actions related to the county’s Census efforts, please take a moment and click here to fill out the contact form for the county.
Census Extended until September 30
The Census has been extended until September 30, with in-person enumeration scheduled to begin in August. Someone may come to your door if you haven’t done the census by August. Click here to find out how to verify that someone is a census taker.
Contra Costa Response Rates
As of July 21, only 71.5% of Contra Costa County has self-responded to the Census (California is at 63.4%). There are many more people to count. If July 21 were the last day of the census our county would lose $6 billion dollars over the next ten years!
You can look at the response rates here: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html.
On July 15, the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed that Non-Response FollowUp (NRFU) will begin in California starting August 11. Census workers will follow all local public health guidelines. They are trained to wear a mask and will conduct all interviews from outside the home. Visits will take place between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., including on weekends when people are most likely to be home.
If the Census worker who knocks on your door doesn’t speak your language, you can request a return visit from one who does. Households can identify an official Census taker by:
- an I.D. badge with their photograph
- a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
- A Census Bureau-issued phone.
- Many Census takers will also carry a bag with the Census Bureau logo.
To verify Census workers in your neighborhood, call 213-314-6500.
Need an ID number for the 2020 Census?
If you can’t find your ID number no worries. Here’s how easy it is to still do the census: https://censuscounts.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ISRPortal_non-ID-FINAL.pdf
How to Fix an Incorrect Submission
If you have already completed the census only to realize you left off your baby, young child, or someone else, you can correct your census submission. Click here: https://countallkids.org/fixing-an-incorrect-census-submission/
Support in Multiple Languages
Resources in different languages are available at www.cococensus.org
Making Sure Young Children are Counted
Census 2020 is ramping up, and we need to make sure everyone in our community is counted—especially young children. In the last census (2010), about five percent of children under age five weren’t counted—approximately one million kids nationwide. California had the highest rate of undercount for young children in the entire country. Click here to download more information.
Kiss Them, Then Count Them
Flyer from the 2020census.gov on making sure that all newboarn babies are counted on your census. Download here!
Census 101: What You Need to Know
The 2020 Census is happening now! Here’s a quick refresher of what it is and why it’s essential that everyone is counted.
Contra Costa Kids Count
In Contra Costa County we believe every person counts. And we believe every person should get their fair share—especially little kids.
Test Your Knowledge
Play the Census 2020 game (Powerpoint required)