The 2020 Census at a Glance
Counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place.
The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. We are dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all individual responses the Census Bureau collects. The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count— or a census—of America’s population.
The census provides vital information for you and your community.
- It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.
- Redistricting counts are sent to the states by March 31, 2021.
- Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
- Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.
Each year, the federal government distributes more than $675 billion to states and communities based on Census Bureau data. In 2020, we will implement new technology to make it easier than ever to respond to the census. For the first time, you will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. We will use data that the public has already provided to reduce followup visits. And, we are building an accurate address list and automating our field operations—all while keeping your information confidential and safe.
Complete Count Committee (CCC)
When community members are informed, they are more likely to respond to the census. Through collaborative partnerships, the U.S. Census Bureau and community leaders can reach the shared goal of counting EVERYONE in 2020.
On April 8, 2019 the Pitt County Board of Commissioners voted to establish a Complete County Committee.
The Complete Count Committees (CCC) program is key to creating awareness in communities all across the country.
- CCCs utilize local knowledge, influence, and resources to educate communities and promote the census through locally
based, targeted outreach efforts.
- CCCs provide a vehicle for coordinating and nurturing cooperative efforts between tribal, state, and local governments; communities; and the Census Bureau.
- CCCs help the Census Bureau get a complete count in 2020 through partnerships with local governments and community organizations
Organizations invited to participate in Pitt County’s Complete Count Committee include:
- Community & Civic Groups
- Faith Based Groups
- Education Groups
- Media Outlets
- Governmental Departments
A Look Back at Census 2010
Due to the 2010 CCC’s efforts, the Pitt County response rate for Census 2010 was 74%, and increase up from 65% in the 2000 Census. The committee promoted awareness about the census and motivated residents in the community to respond to Census questionnaires by hosting several public events. The most notable event was held on March 30, 2010. The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour traveled the nation from January through March and engaged audiences at local events such as county fairs, church functions, and community meetings, as well as national events such as the Super Bowl. Our tour stop was on the corner of Evans Street & 5th Street in Greenville. People were educated about the 2010 Census, obtained information about the questions that would be asked, and learned how they could become involved.
To learn more about the Census Bureau’s data protection and privacy program CLICK HERE