On May 3, the APA-Texas Chapter Board of Directors established a committee to oversee Chapter education, promotion, and activities related to the 2020 Census. Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.


Chapter President Doug McDonald, AICP has appointed Joey Crumley, AICP, as Chair of the 2020 Census Committee. Joey is the Planning Supervisor for the Department of Campus and District Accountability for the Austin Independent School District and is excited to lead this effort. But we need your help! If you are interested in serving on this committee and assisting the Texas Chapter with education and programs, please contact Joey at jcrumley@austinisd.org.




2020 Census Jobs

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Resources

Census Information


Complete Count

Counting Children

Census Links

2020 Census and Local Governments
https://econofact.org/why-does-the-census-matter-for-state-and-local-governments

George Washington University
The Role of the Decennial Census in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds
Counting for Dollars 2020 – Texas Table
https://gwipp.gwu.edu/sites/g/files/zaxdzs2181/f/downloads/IPP-1819-3%20CountingforDollars_TX.pdf

Council of Great City Schools
Various resources
https://www.cgcs.org/domain/302

Count All kids
The 2010 census missed more than 10% of all children under age 5 in the U.S.
Various resources
https://countallkids.org/

APA: A Planner’s Call to Action, the 2020 Census

www.planning.org/blog/9179833/a-planners-call-to-action-2020-census

U.S. Census Bureau: Inventory of Complete Count Committees by Geography

https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/interactive/2020-complete-count-committees.html?utm_campaign=20190619msc20s1ccallrs&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


Asian Americans and the Census

https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-05-21/asian-americans-could-be-group-most-affected-census-citizenship-question

 

Census Impact on Public Education

https://educationvotes.nea.org/2019/05/13/the-2020-census-could-make-or-break-your-public-schools-heres-why/

 

National League of Cities

https://www.nlc.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/Census%202020%20MAG_0.pdf


(last page update: 2/7/20)