ACOE serves 18 Alameda County public school districts, with more than 225,000 students and 10,000 teachers. Of Alameda County's students, approximately 20% are English learners, more than 1,000 are foster youth, and more than 24,000 are considered students with disabilities. These populations are among the hardest to count in a census.
The Census Office is calling on county offices of education to help ensure an accurate census count. ACOE's role is to leverage each program, school district, and communication channel to encourage participation in the 2020 Census.
Hard to Count
Alameda County has high percentages of hard-to-count (HTC) populations. This designation includes:
- Children ages 0-5
- Asian-Americans & Pacific Islanders
- Homeless individuals and families
- People with disabilities
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning individuals
- Households with limited English proficiency
- Immigrants and refugees
- Middle-Eastern North Africans
California Hard to Count Interactive Map
ACOE's 2020 Census Strategy
In April 2019, ACOE confirmed its commitment to participating in the California Complete Count Census 2020 outreach effort. This commitment includes engaging youth in a Student Census Challenge, partnering with the Alameda County Complete Count Committee to promote Census centers, and providing Census information to students, families and the public via school districts.
Student Census Challenge!
Why is the Census important?
What is does "enumerate" mean?
What happens if my community is undercounted?
Is the data I report confidential?
If you are an Alameda County student ready to investigate and address these questions, we're looking forward to working with you to spread information and get our residents counted!
ACOE will launch its Student Census Challenge in Fall 2019.