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On May 3, the APA-Texas Chapter Board of Directors established a committee to oversee Chapter education, promotion, and activities related to the 2020 Census. Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy. 

Chapter President Doug McDonald, AICP has appointed Joey Crumley, AICP, as Chair of the 2020 Census Committee. Joey is the Planning Supervisor for the Office of Innovation and Development for the Austin Independent School District and is excited to lead this effort. But we need your help! If you are interested in serving on this committee and assisting the Texas Chapter with education and programs, please contact Joey at jcrumley@austinisd.org.

Resources

Census Information

2020 Census Overview

2020 Census At-A-Glance (pt. 1)

2020 Census At-A-Glance (pt. 2)

Census Bureau Data Dissemination

Census Barriers and Motivators Study

Census Solutions

50 Ways Census Data Is Used

Census 101 (Chinese)

Census Confidentiality Factsheet

Census Confidentiality Factsheet (Chinese)

Census Confidentiality Factsheet (Spanish)

How Census Responses Are Invited

How Census Responses Are Invited (Spanish)

 

Complete Count

Compete Count Committee Basics

Complete Count Committee Training Manual

Improving the Counting of Children

Counting Children

Community Outreach Toolkit

 

Census Links

APA: A Planner’s Call to Action, the 2020 Census
www.planning.org/blog/9179833/a-planners-call-to-action-2020-census


U.S. Census Bureau: Inventory of Complete Count Committees by Geography
https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/interactive/2020-complete-count-committees.html?utm_campaign=20190619msc20s1ccallrs&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Asian Americans and the Census
https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-05-21/asian-americans-could-be-group-most-affected-census-citizenship-question

Census Impact on Public Education
https://educationvotes.nea.org/2019/05/13/the-2020-census-could-make-or-break-your-public-schools-heres-why/

National League of Cities
https://www.nlc.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/Census%202020%20MAG_0.pdf

George Washington University
The Role of the Decennial Census in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds
Counting for Dollars 2020 – Texas Table
https://gwipp.gwu.edu/sites/g/files/zaxdzs2181/f/downloads/IPP-1819-3%20CountingforDollars_TX.pdf

Council of Great City Schools
Various resources
https://www.cgcs.org/domain/302

Count All kids
The 2010 census missed more than 10% of all children under age 5 in the U.S.
Various resources
https://countallkids.org/