Complete Count Committee
Mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, the Census is conducted every 10 years, to take a count of America's population. The 2020 Census goal is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.
Why does the Census matter to our city?
- An accurate Census ensures fair representation at all levels of government (i.e., how many representatives each state gets in Congress.)
- The Census directly impacts the funding Northampton will receive over the next decade.
- The Census provides the most reliable and complete data for research, decision making and planning for both the public and private sectors.
- What is the Census?
- Why does the Census matter?
- How do I respond to the Census?
- Is it safe to provide my information to the Census Bureau over the internet?
- What if I am not a U.S. citizen, does the Census still count me?
- Will there be a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census survey?
- What does it mean if the citizenship question is added to the Census?
Complete Count Committee
Complete Count Committees (CCC) are key to creating awareness in communities all across the country. Due to Northampton's population's characteristics, the city is at a moderate risk for under-count in the upcoming Census. The CCC will:
- Utilize local knowledge, influence, and resources to educate communities and promote the Census through locally-based, targeted, outreach efforts.
- Provide a vehicle for coordinating and nurturing cooperative efforts between tribal, state, and local governments; communities; and the Census Bureau.
- Help the Census Bureau get a complete count in 2020 through partnerships with local governments and community organizations.
- Census 101 - What you need to know (PDF)
- 2020 Census Complete Count Committee Guide (PDF)
- How the 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond (PDF)
- Cómo el Censo del 2020 invitará a todos a responder (PDF)
- The 2020 Census and Confidentiality (PDF)
- El Censo del 2020 y la Confidencialidad (PDF)
- Fact Sheet for Schools (PDF)
- Fact Sheet for Organizations (PDF)
- Fact Sheet for Businesses (PDF)
|Fall 2019||Complete Count Committee formation|
|March 2020||Census Bureau mails or drops off Census packages at every residential address, starting the self-response period|
|March 16 - April 30, 2020||Self-response phase of the Census|
|March 30 - April 1, 2020||Service-based interviewing operation (conducting in-person interviews to count people experiencing homelessness)|
|April 1, 2020||Census Day|
|May 13 - July, 2020||Nonresponse follow-up to occupied housing that did not respond|
|Summer 2020||Census wraps up|
|December 2020||Apportionment counts due|
|March 2021||Redistricting counts to the States|