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Video: Counting the Central Valley

By Mary Severance

An expert panel discusses key challenges the Central Valley faces in ensuring a complete count in the 2020 Census and highlights how local government, community organizations, and philanthropy are working to address them.

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Californians and the 2020 Census

By Sarah Bohn, Joseph Hayes, Tess Thorman

Large segments of California’s population are at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census—which could affect the state’s congressional seats and billions of dollars in federal funding.

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2020 Census: Counting Imperial County

By Tess Thorman, Vicki Hsieh, Sarah Bohn

Imperial County will likely be one of the hardest-to-count counties in California in the 2020 Census—86% of its residents belong to demographic groups that have been undercounted historically.

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2020 Census: Counting Orange and San Diego Counties

By Tess Thorman, Vicki Hsieh, Sarah Bohn

Getting an accurate count in the 2020 Census is essential. Our interactive maps help pinpoint hard-to-count areas in California. Here we focus on San Diego and Orange Counties.

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2020 Census: Counting California’s Northern and Sierra Regions

By Tess Thorman, Vicki Hsieh, Sarah Bohn

Home to 1.4 million people, California's northern and Sierra regions cover 40% of the state and span 23 counties. Housing conditions, diverse populations, and recent wildfires are among the challenges of counting residents here in the 2020 Census.

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2020 Census: Counting the Sacramento Area

By Tess Thorman, Vicki Hsieh, Sarah Bohn

PPIC's interactive maps show how factors such as young children, minority groups, housing conditions, and internet access make getting an accurate count in the 2020 Census in California challenging. We focus here on the Sacramento area.

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2020 Census: Counting the Central Coast

By Tess Thorman, Vicki Hsieh, Sarah Bohn

California's Central Coast is home to more than 2 million people, and Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties will have some of the hardest areas to count in the 2020 Census.

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The 2020 Census and Political Representation in California

By Eric McGhee, Sarah Bohn, Tess Thorman

If the 2020 Census does a poor job of counting traditionally undercounted populations and immigrant communities, the state could easily lose one of its 53 seats in the House of Representatives.

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