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Census 2020 Resources for Oregon Libraries

Learn about the upcoming Census and ways you can promote participation in your community

Census Data and Resources

Census QuickFacts - A quick way to find census data for states, counties, and towns

Explore Census Data - Gateway to detailed census data

Census 2020 Hard to Count Map - Locate areas in your community that are hard to count.

Counting for Dollars 2020: The Role of the Decennial Census in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds - research about the impact of Census data on federal funding from the George Washington Institute of Public Policy

Census Engagement Navigator - Learn about areas that had high or low return rates in the 2010 Census, and the current demographic makeup of these neighborhoods.

2020 Census In Field Address Canvassing (IFAC) Viewer - Locate housing units that will be contacted during address canvassing, taking place from August to October 2019.

Resources for Promoting 2020 Census

Oregon 2020 Census Communications Toolkit - sample social media posts, pictograms, templates for letters to the editor, and more from the Oregon Counts 2020 campaign.

Census Toolkit for Oregon Business Owners and Operators - tips for encouraging employees to participate in the Census

2020 Census Resources and Legislation - an overview of state efforts to encourage participation in 2020 Census from the National Conference on State Legislatures

2020 Census - advocacy and other resources from the American Library Association

Tools & Resources: Best Practices for Getting out the Count - a collection of web sites suggesting methods for promoting Census turnout, from staff at Oregon's Population Research Center.

Municipal Action Guide - Preparing for the 2020 Census - from the National League of Cities

Census 2020 in Rural America - fact sheet from the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality

The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census - collection of research and articles from the Urban Institute

Census study on Barriers, and Attitudes, Motivators Toward Participating in the Upcoming 2020 Census - from Census Bureau