Shorter form seeks better participation
A significant and historic change was made this year to the way people fill out the census, as the previous 50-question form was reduced to a mere 10 questions, which will account for every citizen who completes the survey.
Expected growth needs accuracy
For the first time in the history of the census, the number of people living in Contra Costa County is estimated to exceed one million. History also indicates that many residents do not respond to the decennial survey, however, county officials say.
Gay couples see first official tally
In the spirit of progression, the U.S. Census Bureau made the decision to officially tally same-sex couples and families for the first time in the national survey’s history.
Specific needs require close, full attention
With $400 billion in federal funding per year to be distributed across the country for the next decade, approximately 10 questions may give face to key areas whose conditions demand attention the most.
Since its last decennial count, the U.S. Census Bureau has begun taking advantage of more social media to spark interest among one of the nation’s most difficult-to-count groups — youth.