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?
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:
|Early Spring 2020||Advertising & messaging campaigns begins|
|March 2020||The Census is mailed or dropped off at residential addresses, starting the self-response period|
|March-April 2020||Self-response phase & service-based interviewing (interviews to count people experiencing homelessness)|
|April 1, 2020||Census Day|
|May-July 2020||Nonresponse follow-up with households|
|Summer 2020||Census wraps up|
|December 2020||Apportionment counts due|
|March 2021||Redistricting counts to the States|