MVRPC will be updating this page with information and resources about the 2020 Census as it is made available.
2020 Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP)
The 2020 Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) allows invited participants, following Census Bureau guidelines and criteria, to review, update, and delineate new census tracts, block groups, and census designated places. The updated boundaries will be used for 2020 Census data tabulations, and future American Community Surveys. Data sets tabulated to the PSAP boundaries are used by various local, state, and federal agencies and organizations for funding and planning purposes.
MVRPC is the local Primary Participating Organization for Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, and Preble counties, and will serve as the point of contact with the Census Bureau.
MVRPC hosted a PSAP workshop on April 18, 2019. The workshop provided an opportunity to review proposed changes and to solicit input from local stakeholders. Local PSAP recommendations were submitted to the Census Bureau in May.
Important PSAP Dates
- January 2019 – Delineation phase begins
- March – April 2019 – Local stakeholder review of proposed changes
- May 2019 – Local recommendations due to Census Bureau
- July 2019 – Delineation phase ends
- January 2020 – Verification phase begins
- May 2020 – Final PSAP updates complete
For additional information on the PSAP, please visit: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/about/psap.html
Complete Count Committees
The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. Participation by everyone in the Census is necessary for an accurate and fair allocation of resources and funding over the next decade. State and local governments, community based organizations, faith-based groups, schools, businesses, the media, and others can play a key role in educating and motivating residents to participate in the 2020 Census.
To encourage a complete and accurate count, the U.S. Census Bureau has established the Complete Count Committees (CCC) program. A CCC is a volunteer committee comprised of local government and community leaders or organizations. CCCs serve as local “census ambassadors” that seek to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census.
CCCs are of critical importance in communities that are traditionally hard to survey because they include trusted community leaders. These leaders have a greater ability to connect with and engage area residents. Additionally, they can help overcome cultural, economic, linguistic, or technological barriers to census participation. The map below highlights anticipated 2020 Census participation levels in the Miami Valley.
Locally, the Dayton Montgomery County Complete Count Committee has been formed to aid 2020 Census efforts. The Dayton Montgomery County CCC is comprised of local leaders, community partners, and grassroots groups who will work to motivate residents to complete and submit census forms. Currently the Dayton Montgomery County CCC is formalizing its outreach plan. This page will be updated when additional information is available.
A complete and accurate count throughout the Miami Valley is essential; therefore other interested parties are encouraged to establish their own CCCs to make sure that everyone in the Region is accounted for. For additional information on Complete Count Committees, please visit: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/complete_count.html
To learn more about the 2020 Census, please visit: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census.html.
The Census Bureau is hiring! To apply, visit: https://www.2020census.gov/jobs
MVRPC Contact: Elizabeth Whitaker, Senior Planner, 937.223.6323, firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Census Bureau Contact: Rose Simmons, Partnership Specialist, 614.361,9430, email@example.com