2020 Census Compete Count Committee & Community Workshops

Census 2020 Community Workshop Review

On September 29, 2018, nearly 200 Baltimore residents participated in a public workshop where they learned more about Census 2020 and what is at stake for our City. Mayor Catherine E. Pugh was joined by former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski,  U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and U.S. Census Bureau Staff to introduce Baltimore’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee. Participants then broke into small groups to provide suggestions around strategies to better engage hard-to-count communities around Baltimore. For each person we fail to count, Baltimore is projected to lose $18,000 in federal funding. Lost federal funding adds up to diminished resources to provide services to seniors, children, small businesses, transit users and beyond. Working together, we can make sure that each Baltimore resident is counted so we can get our fair share of federal resources.

Pictures from the 9/29 workshop: https://photos.baltimorecity.gov/Events/September-29-2018-Census-2020-Kickoff-and-Public-Workshop/

Video of Presentations: https://youtu.be/wP0nAVo208o


What are hard-to-count populations?

The U.S. Census is arguably one of the most inclusive civic activities undertaken by the federal government. Under the U.S. Constitution, every single household and person is to be counted. Unfortunately, some populations have historically been undercounted and they include and are not limited to:

  • Young children
  • Communities of Color (African-American, Asian-Native Hawaiians-Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American)
  • Immigrants/Limited English Proficiency Residents
  • Low-income households
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Renters
  • Young adults
  • Formerly incarcerated

Baltimore Census 2020 Complete Count Committee


Mayor Catherine E. Pugh


Congressman Elijah Cummings and former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski


John Willis, Fagan Harris and Phylicia Porter


Business & Institutions

Civic Resources

Human Services

Immigrant/Limited English Proficiency