The US Census occurs every ten years and is a mandatory provision of the United States Constitution (Article I Section 2). It is one of the most important data collection tools for the federal government and aids in apportioning funds to local governments throughout the country. Therefore, it is important for our community to produce an accurate count in order to provide valuable data on our population which also helps in getting federal dollars. To work toward this goal, Idaho Falls and surrounding jurisdictions are working closely to form a Complete Count Committee (CCC) whose goal is to develop solutions locally that work toward a representative count of the area. The CCC comprises a range of local stakeholders including: government bodies, non-profits, private sector professionals, and faith-based organizations. In order to explain more about the CCC and the Census a range of resources have been provided below.
Complete Count Committee (CCC):
A Complete Count Committee (CCC) is a volunteer committee established by tribal, state, and local governments and community leaders or organizations to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. CCCs serve as state and local “census ambassador” groups that play an integral part in ensuring a complete and accurate count in their community in the 2020 Census. Success of the census depends on the community involvement at every level. In response, the City of Idaho Falls has begun the first steps to form a CCC which will aid the region.