2020 Census

the city of orono and the 2020 census

The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States.  As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, America gets just one chance each decade to count its population.  The data collected by the decennial census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.

Achieving an accurate census count is imperative for our democracy.  To ensure that the 2020 Census accurately counts Orono’s residents, the city is taking steps to establish a community-led Complete Count Committee to guide the engagement campaign.

what is a complete count committee?

A Complete Count Committee (CCC) is a volunteer committee established by tribal, state, and local governments, and/or community leaders, to increase awareness about the census, and motivate residents in the community to respond.  

join orono's complete count committee

Orono’s Complete Count Committee will provide local knowledge, influence and support for the City’s outreach and engagement efforts leading up to and during the 2020 Census.

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or send suggestions to the City Clerk’s Office of qualified candidates who should receive application materials.  After committee members are appointed by the City council, meetings will be held quarterly the Orono City Council Chambers.

HOW TO APPLY?

To be eligible, you must be a resident of Orono. 

QUESTIONS?

Email Anna Carlson