First 5 Census Resources

Ensuring an accurate census count in 2020 in hard to reach communities is critical to the future of Placer County. First 5 Placer is a partner in the countywide effort called Placer Counts, which is led by a coalition of community organizations, local governments, and other interested parties.

Placer counts campaign

Learn more about the Placer Counts effort, what's at stake, data resources, and how to get involved by visiting the Placer Counts coalition website. 

Placer Counts 2020 Census Campaign Logo

 We're committed to ensuring a full and complete Census by raising awareness and encouraging participation in hard-to-count communities. 

First 5 Created Materials

Parents/Caregivers flyer:  This version can be shared with parents/caregivers of children ages 0-5, and addresses common questions about the census.

English version: Parent/Caregiver Flyer





Spanish version: Parent/Caregiver Flyer


Why Census Participation Matters for Young Children in California Communities

This ready-to-share version can be used in any county or community, and explains why it's important for organizations and individuals to get involved in census outreach.

Mapping Resources

California Hard-To-Count Interactive Map

This interactive map from CA Census 2020 allows users to view and explore Hard-To-Count Census tracts from a statewide perspective, all the way down to a block-by-block level. In addition to the map, we encourage users to explore the data table and filter features accessible via the small tab at the bottom of the mapping screen.

Hard-to-Count Fact Sheet

Created with information from the CA Census 2020 interactive map, these fact sheets show detailed hard-to-count information specific for all the Senate, Assembly and Congressional Districts, as well as county and cities with populations greater than 50,000.

PPIC 2020 Census Map

Created by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), this map includes interactive filters that highlight Hard-to-Count data for specific populations, such as undercounted racial/ethnic groups, young children,  and non-citizens.

From US Census Bureau

The 2020 Census at a Glance

This document provides a quick overview of the background, timeline, and data sources for the 2020 US Census.

Why We Ask

This document provides background on why certain questions are asked on the census questionnaire.

US Census Bureau Community Outreach Toolkit

This is a quickstart guide to help inform and tailor Census outreach effort.

From NALEO Education Fund

What is the Census?  Why Is It Important?

















"Leo's Story" video explains why individuals should participate. 

U.S. Supreme Court Citizenship Question Case Toolkit

This toolkit contains social media posts, graphics, posters, and talking points to engage community members and stakeholders as oral arguments on the citizenship questions are heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Get-Out-The-Count Text Updates

This portal allows visitors to sign up for Get-Out-The-Count text updates.

Guide for Elected Officials

This guide can be shared with elected officials who want to get involved in Census 2020.

From California Complete Count - Census 2020 Office

California's 2020 Census Efforts - How you can help

This document provides a quick overview, and links to resources for organizations that want to support the Census 2020 efforts in California.


Census 2020 FAQ in English and Spanish                                   

Partner Resources and Toolkits

General Information

CA Complete Counts:  Language and Communication Access Plan

This plan outlines information and requirements for the state's contracted partners to ensure access to the Census for limited English proficiency individuals and people with disabilities.  Appendix B includes a list of required language translations by county.

NALEO: The Invisible Ones:  How Latino Children Are Left Out of Our Nation's Census Count

This report discusses issues associated with the under count of young Hispanic children, and provides recommendations to improve the accuracy of the count in the 2020 Census.

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