2020 Census

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Please see below for information regarding the 2020 Census, and Lancaster County's efforts to ensure that all residents are counted.

The 2020 Census is vitally important for Lancaster County! The census counts every resident in the United States once every ten years, as mandated by the Constitution. Census data provides the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support vital programs impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy.

The Lancaster County Complete Count Committee is forming 6 subcommittees to help improve community awareness and ensure an accurate census count. We would like to invite you and others from your organization to participate in the subcommittee of your choosing.

If you want to help but cannot serve on a committee, please consider becoming a Census Partner. Census Partners participate as they are able. Activities may include distributing census-related information via email or social media, hanging census posters, or posting information about the census on organizational websites.  

Please RSVP to census@co.lancaster.pa.us if you are interested in participating in a subcommittee, or in becoming a Census Partner.

Please feel free to forward this information to others who you believe may be interested in assisting with this important, community-wide initiative.

 Lancaster County 2020 Census Job Fairs

The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting for thousands of 2020 Census Takers. Apply online for a temporary job at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html or attend one of the local events below:

  • Tuesday, December 10th from 10am - 2pm @ Quarryville Library, Address: 357 Buck Rd, Quarryville, PA 17566
  • Wednesday, December 11th from 10am - 2pm @ Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552
  • Monday, December 16th from 9am - 1pm @ Lancaster County Careerlink, 1016 N. Charlotte Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Wednesday, December 18th from 10am - 2pm @ Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552
  • Thursday, December 19th from 10am - 2pm @ Eastern Lancaster County Library, 11 Chestnut Drive, New Holland, PA 17557

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about how they may work for the 2020 Census. Please help to spread the word by linking to or printing and distributing this flyer.

Federal Website

Complete Count Committee Training Materials

Lancaster County Complete Count Committee

  • Complete Count Committee Meeting 
    • Meeting: TBD @ TBD

Lancaster County CCC Subcommittee Meeting Schedule

  • Government
    • Co-Chairs: Larry George, County of Lancaster and Terry Kauffman, West Lampeter Township
    • Meeting: 2pm on Thursday, December 12 @ the Rapho Township Building, 971 N. Colebrook Road, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Lancaster County Hard-to-Count (Including Health, Faith-Based, Social Service, and Community Organizations).
    • Co-Chairs: Alice Yoder, Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health and Cindi Moses, United Way of Lancaster County
    • Meeting: 3:30pm on Wednesday, December 18 @ the Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster,Wellness Room #2
    • Meeting:  Wednesday, January 15 @ the Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster,Wellness Room #2
    • Meeting:  Thursday, February 13 @ the Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster,Wellness Room #2 
    • Meeting:  Wednesday, March 11 @ the Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster,Wellness Room #2 
    • Meeting:  Wednesday, April 8 @ the Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster,Wellness Room #2
  • Education 
    • Co-Chairs: Dr. Damaris Rau, School District of Lancaster and Lori Leaman, Millersville University
    • Meeting: 9am on Friday, January 17 @ Millersville University, Gordinier Hall Old Main Room, 40 West James Street, Millersville, PA
  • Lancaster City Hard-to-Count (Including Health, Faith-Based, Social Service, Community, and Neighborhood Organizations). 
    • Chair: Milzy Carrasco, City of Lancaster
    • Meeting: 4pm on Monday, January 27 @ at City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA
    • Meeting: 4pm on Monday, February 24 @ at City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA
    • Meeting: 4pm on Monday, March 23 @ at City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA
    • Meeting: 4pm on Monday, April 13 @ at City Hall, Council Chambers, 120 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA
  • Business & Employers
    • Chair: Heather Valudes, Lancaster Chamber
    • Meeting: TBD
  • Communication: Media & Arts
    • Chair: Theresa Russell-Loretz, Millersville University
    • Meeting: TBD @ Millersville University,  Ganser/McNairy Library, McNairy 502, 9 N George St, Millersville, PA

Subcommittees will meet approximately five (5) times in 2019 and the first half of 2020. These are working subcommittees that will create and execute outreach plans for their constituencies, with a special focus on hard-to-count communities. Activities may include creating materials for census partners, sharing census information at meetings or events, and using new and existing networks and forms of communication to reach out to everyone in Lancaster County.