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.

Federal Website

Complete Count Committee Training Materials

Learn More About Job Opportunities With the Census Bureau at These Events

  • 9am to 2pm on Tuesday, January 21 @ Boys and Girls Club, Hill Clubhouse, 116 S. Water Street Lancaster, PA 17603
  • 10:30am to 1pm on Wednesday, January 22 @ Thaddeus Stevens College, 750 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Lancaster County Complete Count Committee

  • Complete Count Committee Meeting 
    • Meeting: TBD

Lancaster County CCC Subcommittee Meeting Schedule


  • 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
  • Government
    • Co-Chairs: Larry George, County of Lancaster and Terry Kauffman, West Lampeter Township
    • Meeting: 2pm on Wednesday, January 29 @ City Hall, Commission Room, 120 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA (Snow date February 5)
  • 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 Thursday, February 13 @ the Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster,Wellness Room #2, 2nd floor 
    • Meeting:  3:30pm on Wednesday, March 11 @ the Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster,Wellness Room #1, 2nd floor 
    • Meeting:  Wednesday, April 8 @ the Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster,Wellness Room #2, 2nd floor
  • Communication: Media & Arts
    • Chair: Theresa Russell-Loretz, Millersville University
    • Meeting: 10am on Tuesday, February 18 @ Millersville University, TBD
  • Business & Employers
    • Chair: Heather Valudes, Lancaster Chamber
    • Meeting: TBD
  • Education 
    • Co-Chairs: Dr. Damaris Rau, School District of Lancaster and Lori Leaman, Millersville University
    • Meeting: TBD

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.