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Government / Taxes: Census 2020

Find answers to county and local government questions.

About the Census

Why do we have the 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)

The Census count is used to apportion the number of Representatives each State gets in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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 lose $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. 

About the Census 101

Census and Confidentiality

Contra Costa County Census Page

Interested in becoming a partner in Contra Costa's Census Outreach efforts?

Partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau?

Booking a speaker to share Census information with your community?

Accessing additional Census 2020 information and resources?

Keeping up-to-date on the work of the Contra Costa County Complete Count Committee?

Visit Contra Costa County Government's official Census 2020 site today!


Work for Census 2020

Are you interested in a Census Job?

The Census Bureau is looking for Contra Costa County residents for supervisory and non-supervisory jobs.
Apply Online at

For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020)

Training and Information Sessions

Check back here for Census job recruitments, trainings, and information events happening near you.

The 2020 Census at a Glance