2020 Census

California Department of Finance 2020 Census website

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California Department of Finance 2020 Census website
Information about the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program and the California LUCA Participation Incentive
Find it here: http://www.dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Demographics/2020_Census/index.html

Slidedeck: ORGANIZING for a Complete Count

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Slidedeck: ORGANIZING for a Complete Count
The Census creates valuable data. Make sure your elected leaders know how your community has grown (or declined) since the last census.
Find it here: https://sdcclearinghouse.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/ccc-ppt-1-31-18.pdf

What is the Census Planning Database? webinar

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What is the Census Planning Database? webinar
The Census Planning Database pulls together small area population and socioeconomic variables relevant to public outreach and engagement. It’s available as a data file and an API. Census Bureau is developing a ROAM app for mapped presentations of the data. Webinar from January 17, 2018.
Find it here: http://dlvr.it/QBm7Hw

Ensuring Good Census Data

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Ensuring Good Census Data
The Foraker Group has pulled together a diverse group of Alaska organizations to address critical elements that are necessary for an accurate count. White papers and working group materials are available on this site.
Find it here: http://www.forakergroup.org/index.php/sector-voice/ensuring-good-census-data/

Indiana’s 2020 Census website

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Indiana’s 2020 Census website
This site is for Hoosiers by Hoosiers to provide timely information on Census 2020.
Find it here: http://www.census.indiana.edu/

Preparing for Local Update of Census Addresses webinar

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The State Data Center Program hosted a webinar, November 29, 2017, on preparing for Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA), from the viewpoint of state and local governments participating in the review.

This webinar provides an overview of the LUCA process, followed by information on identifying and preparing local address sources, using the block level housing unit counts available from Census, and tools to assist with local address file development.

The presenters are Robert Scardamalia and Dale Miller. Robert Scardamalia served as New York’s Chief Demographer for over 20 years, and was a member of the SDC Steering Committee ahead of the 2000 an 2010 Censuses. Dale Miller is the Principal Planner with the Herkimer and Oneida Counties (New York) Planning Program. He has been involved with each census since 1990, and participated in his region’s LUCA review in 2000 and 2010.

The complete slidedeck from November 29 can be downloaded as a PowerPoint file.

Acknowledgements: The SDC Steering Committee thanks Robert Scardamalia and Dale Miller for delivering this presentation; Census Bureau for hosting the live webinar; and Minnesota State Demographic Center for repackaging this webinar as YouTube videos.

This webinar is the second in a series of Plan to Plan for 2020 webinars organized by the SDC Steering Committee and hosted by the SDC Program.

Letter on federal race and ethnicity categories for 2020 and beyond

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Here is a letter from the SDC steering committee to the Director of OMB, concerning federal race and ethnicity categories for 2020 and beyond. The steering committee endorses the recommendations made by the Federal Interagency Working Group, and forwarded to OMB in early 2017. OMB’s approval and implementation will affect all federal agencies that ask about race and ethnicity, as well as state and local governments that use federal categories and standards in their own data collection. This letter was sent December 16, 2017.

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