2020 Census Resource Page

MVRPC will be updating this page with information and resources about the 2020 Census as it is made available.

To learn more about the 2020 Census, please visit: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census.html.

View the Planning and Zoning Workshop Census Bureau Presentation.

Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA)

Each community has a chance to comment on the address list that the U.S. Census Bureau uses during the 2020 Census in a program called the Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA). LUCA is the only opportunity prior to the 2020 Census for tribal, state, and local governments to review and update the U.S. Census Bureau’s residential address list for their jurisdiction. The Census Bureau relies on a complete and accurate address list to reach every living quarters and associated population for inclusion in the census.

Important LUCA Dates:

  • July 2017 – LUCA Invitation mailing to the Highest Elected Officials
  • October 2017 – LUCA training workshops begin
  • February - April 2018 – LUCA materials begin to ship to participants. Participants begin their review and have 120 calendar days to complete.
  • February - September 2018 – Census Bureau processing of LUCA submissions begins.
  • August - September 2019 – Census Bureau delivers LUCA feedback to participants (the Appeals process is still under development, but tentatively scheduled to begin in October 2019 with a very short review timeframe)
  • April 1, 2020 is CENSUS DAY!

Additional information for LUCA may be found at: https://www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/luca.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.



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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

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. Participation in the PSAP is important because it is the only opportunity prior to the 2020 Census to provide local review of statistical areas. MVRPC will lead regional PSAP efforts, but will provide opportunities for local stakeholder review and comment on proposed changes.

Important PSAP Dates

  • January 2019 – Delineation phase begins
  • Spring 2019 – Local stakeholder review of proposed boundary changes. Information on specific input opportunities will be provided at a later date.
  • 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

MVRPC Contact: Elizabeth Whitaker, Senior Planner, 937.223.6323, ewhitaker@mvrpc.org

U.S. Census Bureau Contact: Rose Simmons, Partnership Specialist, 614.361,9430, rose.simmons@census.gov