2020 Census

What is a Complete Count Committee?

A volunteer committee established by tribal, state and local governments and community leaders or organizations to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. There are two types: Government and Community-Based.

Complete Count Committees

Bellefonte Borough Complete Count Committee

Centre County Complete Count Committee

Penn State University (We Count!) Complete Count Committee

  • Charima Young, Director of Local Government and Community Relations, ccyoung@psu.edu
  • (814) 863-5397

State College Complete Count Committee

Census 2020 Recommended Government CCC Structure

  • Government Representation
  • Workforce Development
  • Faith-Based Community Members
  • Education Representatives
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Community Organizations
  • Business/Industry

Effective Complete Count Committee Activities

  • Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
  • Advertising Campaign (radio, social media)
  • Banners, posters, and billboards
  • Print materials
  • Faith-based Activities (building awareness through organizations)
  • Translation of Material
  • Local Media Coverage

Census 2020 Timeline

  • September 2019: U.S. Census to open an office in Centre County along with deployment of enumerators
  • March 12, 2020: Census sends out an announcement and invitation to respond with a number and instructions
  • March 25, 2020: Follow-Up Note sent
  • April 1, 2020: Census Day!
  • After April 1, 2020: “Reminder Phase” – Follow-up with households that did not participate in the Census
  • Census delivers apportionment counts to the President of the United States prior to December 31, 2020

Census 2020 Resources