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Census 2020 Resources for Oregon Libraries

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

Community Outreach

Ways that libraries can support Census activities in their communities

  • Participate on Complete Count Committeeswork with local community groups to help plan outreach activities. To locate your local committee, talk to your city or county planner or other administrative staff. Need help talking to local leaders? ALA has developed some talking points for you!
  • Promote opportunities for local residents to apply for census jobs.See tip sheet from ALA for more advice about promoting census jobs.
  • Host community meetings and outreach activities in your library's meeting room
  • Provide your staff with training to help them understand what to expect and prepare for questions about the census
  • Review the Oregon Counts 2020 campaign's Communications Toolkit for other ideas!
  • Encourage your library board/trustees to become a Library Census Champion. Champions will receive free information, resources, and actions to take to ensure a fair and accurate census. Watch this webinar for more information.

Not sure who to contact in your community? Reach out to an Oregon Census Partnership Specialist or locate local Complete Count Committee contacts in your area.

Contact Strategies in Oregon

Hard To Count Areas in Oregon

The Census Bureau identifies areas that are hard to count based on response rates from the 2010 Census. Below are links to maps for Oregon counties that have hard to count areas. The maps show specific census tracts and nearby libraries.

The maps also provide basic demographic information for each hard to count census tract. To view, click on the tract in the map and then select the Tract option on the Left menu. Maps are from the Census 2020 Hard to Count Map project developed by the CUNY Mapping Service at the City University of New York's Graduate Center.

Benton County

Clackamas County

Douglas County

Klamath County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Josephine County

Lane County

Marion County

Multnomah County

Polk County

Sherman County

Umatilla County

Washington County

Wasco County

Yamhill County