Social media posts

The Orange County Complete Count Census Committee has created shareable social media posts about why responding to the 2020 Census is important. Please use these posts on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook as you see fit.

Undercounting children

Young children under age 5 were the most undercounted age group in the 2010 Census. Nationally, an estimated 4.6% of all children under age 5 were missed in 2010. This impacts federal funding for such programs as Head Start and WIC. Remember, kids count, too. #2020Census

EVERY child must be counted in the 2020 Census. This count impacts the federal funds communities receive for special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, school lunch assistance, and more. #2020Census

Group living

Roommates are just as important as family members when it comes to the #2020Census! No matter what you call home on April 1, 2020, don’t forget to count your roommates on your home’s census form. Everyone living in your home counts. Learn more at


By law, the responses you provide the Census are confidential and cannot be used against you by any government agency or court. The law is found in Title 13 of the U.S. Code. #2020Census

Filling out the Census is SAFE! Your information is protected by federal law, which means it will be kept confidential. It cannot and will not be shared with the courts, police or immigration enforcement, your landlord or your employer. #2020Census

Importance of responding

The Census determines your community's fair share of more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public safety, economic assistance to families and other vital programs. Be sure to respond. Everyone counts in @OCNCGOV. #2020Census

How can you help with the Census now? Share info via social media or @Opendoor (sample articles & posts available at Invite a member of the @OCNCGOV Complete Count Committee to speak at your event. Educate others about the need to respond. #2020Census

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the U.S. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources, how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. #2020Census

Responding to the #2020Census is our civic duty and affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources, how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. To learn more, visit #2020Census

The #2020Census will impact the next generation! Data collected during the Census will inform funding for special ed, teacher training, youth programs and more. By filling out our Census forms, we’re using our power to give our kids a brighter future. #2020Census

The #2020Census will inform how billions of federal dollars reach our communities over the next 10 years. By filling out the Census, we impact how much money our communities receive for roads and highways, emergency services, parks, and more! #BeCounted

How to respond

The Census will offer three ways to respond. For the first time, you can respond to the census online. Responding by mail will still be an option, and you can call in your responses as well. Get more information: #2020Census