2020 Census Complete Count Committees Interactive Map

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2020 Census Complete Count Committees Interactive Map
Find a Complete Count Committee in your community. A Tableau interactive map.
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Jennifer Brown’s Restaurants and Eateries Recommendations

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Jennifer Brown’s Restaurants and Eateries Recommendations


Nearby (and in ascending order of estimated cost):

Amalie’s French Bakery, 380 S College, for French pastries 

Green’s Lunch, 309 W 4th St, for a hot dog with chili

JJ’s Red Hots, 400 S Tryon, hot dogs with hand-made pickles + good onion rings 

Reid’s Fine Foods, 121 W Trade, for breakfast or lunch — they have build your own salads and sandwiches

Rhino Market & Deli, 400 S Tryon, breakfast, sandwiches, lots of vegetarian selection (including pimento cheese) + local craft beer 

Mert’s Heart & Soul, 214 N College, the veggie plate with mac & cheese and collard greens is great

7th Street Public Market, 224 E 7th, for various local vendors (pizza, coffee, etc.)

Queen City Q, 225 E 6th, for BBQ 

The Haymaker, 225 S Poplar, “farm-to-table” seasonal

The Asbury, 235 N Tryon, “fancy” southern food at one of the oldest hotels in town — the deviled eggs and biscuits are good

Loft& Cellar, 305 W 4th, “eclectic” southern food with a small, seasonal menu 

5Church, 127 N Tryon, former Top Chef contender’s restaurant in a historic hotel, a little further, but still “Uptown”

Alexander Micheal’s, 401 W 9th, low-key tavern food (think: a little bit of everything) with fried pickles

Southend (take the Lynx to East/West) or your choice of for hire vehicle:
Price’s Chicken Coop, 1614 Camden Rd., “best fried chicken in Charlotte” since 1962 – get the chicken, hushpuppies & cole slaw

Sauceman’s, 228 West Blvd, “Lexington-style” BBQ 

Mac’s Speed Shop, 2511 South Blvd, famous for Carolina beef brisket, they also have good wings + 60 beers.


Art’s BBQ, 900 E Morehead, famous for their Brunswick stew, good chopped pork sandwich (open for lunch only).

Program of the 2019 State Data Center Annual Conference

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Program of the 2019 State Data Center Annual Conference


June 12-14, 2019
Charlotte, N.C.

All presentations outlined below can be found on the website.

AGENDA: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7:30 a.m. Conference Registration

8:30 a.m. Conference Welcome

  • Toni Hall, Data Users Branch (DUB), CLMSO
  • Melanie Poulter, Census Information Centers (CIC) Steering Committee Chair, Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa
  • Pam Schenker, State Data Centers (SDC) Steering Committee Chair, State of Florida

9:00 a.m. Introduction

  • Stephen Buckner, Assistant Director for Communications

9:30 a.m. Q&A

9:45 a.m. Update on 2020 Census Communication Activities (Panel Discussion)

  • Kendall Johnson, 2020 Census Integrated Communications Contract PMO

10:15 a.m. Q&A

10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:45 a.m. Update on 2020 Census Communication Activities (Panel Discussion) (cont.)

  • Anna Owens, Program Analyst, National Partnership Program
  • Nesreen Khashan, Team Lead, Field Partnership Program

11:30 a.m. Q&A

11:45 a.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. 2020 Redistricting Updates and Products

  • James Whitehorne, Chief, Redistricting Office and Voting Rights Office

1:45 p.m. Q&A

2:00 p.m. Differential Privacy and Overall Privacy of Decennial Data

  • Michael Hawes, Senior Advisor for Data Access and Privacy, Associate Directorate for Research and Methodology

2:45 p.m. Q&A

3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion on 2020 Activities

  • Mary Craigle, Montana SDC
  • Andrew Virden, Minnesota SDC
  • Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, UCLA
  • June Lim, AAAJ
  • John Flateau, Medgar Evers College CIC

4:00 p.m. Q&A

4:15 p.m. Wrap-up


AGENDA: Thursday, June 13, 2019

8:00 a.m. 2020 Products

  • Rachel Marks, Senior Technical Expert on Population Statistics,
  • Marc Perry, Senior Demographic Reviewer, Population Division

8:45 a.m. Q&A

9:00 a.m. 2020 Race and Ethnicity

  • Roberto Ramirez, Assistant Division Chief, Special Population Statistics, Population Division
  • Matthew Spence, Branch Chief, Foreign Born Branch, Population Division

9:45 a.m. Q&A

10:00 a.m. BREAK

10:15 a.m. Updates on Languages for 2020

  • Jennifer Kim, Assistant Division Chief, Content, Translation, Puerto Rico, and

10:45 a.m. Q&A

11:00 a.m. Statistics in School

  • Victoria Glasier, Chief, Statistics in Schools Branch, CLMSO

11:45 a.m. Q&A

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:15 p.m. E-Mail Marketing

  • Anthony Calabrese, Digital Marketing Lead, CLMSO

1:45 p.m. Q&A

2:00 p.m. Using Census Data to Power Your Visualizations

  • Gerson Vasquez, Data Visualization Lead
  • Ryan Dolan, Data Visualization Lead

3:00 p.m. Q&A

3:15 p.m. BREAK

3:30 p.m. CEDSCI –

  • KaNin Reese, Chief, Dissemination Outreach Branch Center for Enterprise Dissemination

4:30 p.m. Q&A

4:45 p.m. Wrap-up


AGENDA: Friday, June 14, 2019


8:30 a.m. SDC Business Meeting

  • Updates Joint SDC/CIC Working Groups
  • Updates on SDC Working Group

10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:45 a.m. Business Meeting (cont.)

  • Report on Skills and Knowledge Inventory
  • Ideas for Upcoming Webinars
  • Discussion on Ideas for Moving Forward

11:45 a.m. Wrap-Up

12:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

2020 Census Paid Media Campaign Fact Sheet

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The 2020 Census is announcing opportunities for paid advertising/media placements. Team Y&R and its media partners will be solely responsible for all media planning and buying for the 2020 Census Paid Media Campaign. The campaign will target audiences in English and 12 non-English languages.

More information is available in this 2020 Census Paid Media Campaign Fact Sheet.

Note: The Fact Sheet identifies the proposals deadline as May 17, 2019. A subsequent announcement from Team Y&R extends the proposals deadline to May 24.

PSAP: Census Tracts and Block Groups for the Next Decade

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This spring, metro and regional planning agencies and county governments are reviewing, validating and redrawing Census Tracts, Block Groups, and Census Designated Places that will be used for data tabulations over the next decade.

Documentation, software, and data for the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) is published on

Delineation of Census Tracts, Block Groups, and Census Designated Places is being coordinated by metro and regional planning agencies and county governments across the county. Even if you are not a registered participant, you can still provide input and comments. Census Bureau has published a list of 2020 Census PSAP contacts who are coordinating the review in each county in the nation. Find your county or counties here:

Additional resources

Presentation: Making Tracts: Metro and Local Governments’ Roles in the 2020 Participant Statistical Areas Program (March 2019)

SDC Network Webinar on PSAP (December 2018>

CTPP Program Webinar on PSAP (October 2018)

Comments on the 2020 Census data collection plan

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The SDC steering committee has submitted comments on the 2020 Census data collection plan, in response to last month’s Federal Register Notice. We identify issues related to Nonresponse Followup, Internet Self-Response, and Redistricting Data. Also we advise, again, that a citizenship self-response question is not the only available approach for obtaining citizen population counts — and that the proposed self-response question introduces unnecessary risks to 2020 Census’s validity.

This letter was sent to US OMB on January 22, 2019.  Letter commenting on the 2020 Census data collection plan