Fact Sheets/Reports

Comprehensive Accounting of Census-Guided Federal Spending (FY2017)
by the Counting for Dollars Project at George Washington University, November 2019

Counting Young Kids in the 2020 Census: Don’t Overlook the South
by William P. O’Hare, O’Hare Data and Demographic Services LLC, November 2019

2019 Fact Sheet on Census Bureau and Decennial Census
by Mary Jo Hoeksema, Director, Government Affairs, Population Association of America/Association of Population Centers; Co-director, The Census Project, August 2019

The Distribution of Census-Guided Federal Funds to U.S. Communities: Five Program Examples
by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and the Counting for Dollars Project at George Washington University, August 2019

Understanding Who Was Missed in the 2010 Census
by William P. O’Hare for the Population Reference Bureau, August 2019

To better understand the fiscal impacts of the upcoming 2020 Census on states and local areas, the Counting for Dollars Project aims to: 1) identify each federal program that geographically distributes financial assistance based, in whole or part, on data derived from the Decennial Census; and 2) ascertain the connection between Decennial Census accuracy and the equitable distribution of funds to states and local areas.

by the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI) and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), June 2019

Statement of Howard Fienberg, VP Advocacy, Insights Association; Codirector, The Census Project
at a Hearing of the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress on The Economic Impacts of the 2020 Census and Business Uses of Federal Data, May 22, 2019

Statement of Andrew Reamer, PhD, Research Professor, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, George Washington University
at a Hearing of the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress on The Economic Impacts of the 2020 Census and Business Uses of Federal Data, May 22, 2019

The 2020 Census: The Importance of an Accurate and Robust Accounting of our Nation’s Population
by the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), April 2019

by the FCCP Funders Census Initiative, February 2019

by the FCCP Funders Census Initiative, December 2018

by the National League of Cities, November 2018

Libraries and the 2020 Census
by the American Library Association, October 2018
Counting for Dollars: A Study of Census-guided Financial Assistance to Rural America
by Andrew Reamer, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy, October 11, 2018

Citizenship Question Risks a 2020 Census Undercount in Every State, Especially Among Children
by Population Reference Bureau, October 5, 2018

Why the 2020 Census Matters for Rural America: Defining, Understanding, and Investing in Rural Communities
by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, October  2018

Counting Rural America: A Guide to 2020 Census Operations
by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, October 2018

Preparing for the 2020 Census: Considerations for State Attorneys General
by John H. Thompson and Robert Yablon (American Constitution Society for Law & Policy), October 2018

Census-Guided Financial Assistance to Rural America
by The George Washington University Institute of Public Policy, September 2018

Counting People Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide to 2020 Census Operations
by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, September 2018

Census Citizenship Question Won’t Perform Well, New Analysis Shows
by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, September 2018

Why a Fair and Accurate Census Matters to Thriving Private and Public Sectors
by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and Georgetown’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, July 2018

A Census Undercount Could Damage People’s Health Care
by Families USA, July 2018

Administrative Record on Commerce Secretary’s Decision to Add a Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
by The Census Project, June 2018


2018 Census E2E Test Issue Brief #1

by the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, June 1, 2018

by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Jan. 1, 2018

2020 Census Faces Challenges in Rural America
by William O’Hare/University of New Hampshire, Dec. 18, 2017

How You Can Help the 2020 Census in Your State
by the National Conference of State Legislatures, December 2017

This one-page fact sheet was prepared by Jeff Wice, chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ census and elections committee, for use by elected officials to help their 2020 Census efforts.

An Accurate Census is Essential for a Strong America
by Council for a Strong America, Nov. 9, 2017

Counting All Californians in the 2020 Census
by Dr. William P. O’Hare, November 2017

Everyone Counts: How 2020 Census Data Matter to Your Bottom Line
October 2017

The National Association of Counties produced a report on the uses of 2020 Census data, especially for local governments.

The Count Starts Now: Taking Action to Avoid a Census 2020 Crisis
October 2017

The New York Counts full count committee released a white paper on the 2020 census, hard-count-communities, LUCA, districting and other census topics. The paper was designed to help New Yorkers understand the importance of the 2020 census and to begin working now to encourage local governments to participate in the LUCA program and to begin the ramp up to a full and complete census count in 2020.

Fact sheet and tables on Latinos in the 2020 Census
by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Aug. 22, 2017

Fact sheet and tables on Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the 2020 Census
by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Aug. 22, 2017

FY 2018 U.S. Census Bureau Appropriations: Why Full Funding Matters
by the Census Project, March 2017

“In Order That They Might Rest Their Arguments on Facts”: The Vital Role of Government-Collected Data
by the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute, March 2017

The American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution jointly published a paper arguing for the importance of government statistics, especially the American Community Survey and the decennial census.

Census Accuracy and the Undercount – Why It Matters; How’s it Measured
by Funders Census Initiative 2020

Five Steps for Reducing the High Net Undercount of Young Children in the 2020 Census
by Dr. William P. O’Hare, August 2016

Why We Need the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey
by the Census Project, March 2016

FY2017 U.S. Census Bureau Appropriations: Why Full Funding Matters
by the Census Project, February 2016

2020 Census Operational Plan Overview and Operational Areas
by the U.S. Census Bureau, Oct. 21, 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau prepared a presentation for the Census Project outlining the 2020 Census Operational Plan.

FY 2016 U.S. Census Bureau Appropriations: Why Full Funding Matters
by the Census Project, March 2015

Protect the 2020 Census: Oppose Amendment #3279 to H.R. 4660, FY 2015 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations
by the Census Project, June 18, 2014

As the House of Representatives considers the full Census Bureau budget, the Census Project has developed three fact sheets on the proposed cuts to the Census 2020 planning budget and possible House action on the American Community Survey.

Census Project Urges Congressional Leadership to Approve FY 2014 Obama Budget for Census Bureau; Calls on President Obama to Quickly Name New Census Director to Guide Bureau
a press release from the Census Project, April 22, 2013

ACS Benefits to the State of Iowa
by the Census Project, Jan. 29, 2013
Email Text to Senator Harkin’s Office

American Community Survey Benefits
Below are several short fact sheets produced by the Census Project for use by stakeholders. The fact sheets are designed to provide easy-to-read examples of the important uses of the American Community Survey.

Evolution of American Community Survey Questions
by Margo Anderson, June 11, 2012

As the FY 2013 Census Budget process continues in both the House and the Senate, the Census Project has prepared two Fact Sheets the first comparing the House and Senate Versions of the proposed budgets for next year along with a Talking Points Memo offering comments on both the bills and their accompanying report language.
by the Census Project, May 8, 2012

Talking Points on the Status of the American Community Survey
by the U.S. Census Bureau, March 2, 2012

Federal Statistics: Building Blocks for Smart Business Decisions
by the Census Project, Oct. 2011