2020 Census in Pennsylvania


In September of 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission. The Commission consists of appointees from the Pennsylvania State Data Center, elected and appointed representatives from all levels of government, business, academia, community and nonprofit organizations, religious communities, health care communities.


Ex-Officio Membership

  • A representative from the Office of the Governor
  • Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African-American Affairs
  • Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs
  • Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
  • Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women
  • Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs
  • Secretary of Aging
  • Secretary of Agriculture
  • Secretary of Banking and Securities
  • Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Secretary of Community and Economic Development
  • Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Secretary of Corrections
  • Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs
  • Secretary of Education
  • Secretary of Environmental Protection
  • Secretary of General Services
  • Secretary of Health
  • Secretary of Human Services
  • Secretary of Labor and Industry
  • Adjutant General
  • Secretary of Revenue
  • Secretary of Transportation
  • Director of Emergency Management
  • Insurance Commissioner
  • Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner
  • Legislators from each of the four caucuses of the General Assembly

The Pennsylvania Census 2020 Summit


The Pennsylvania Census 2020 Summit was held on May 20, 2019 at the Keystone Building in Harrisburg. US Census Bureau staff were in attendance as well as key local and statewide partners, stakeholders and leaders.


A complete and accurate count is in the best interest of all Pennsylvanians. The engagement of organizations and individuals about Census education and awareness is vital.


Remember $2,093! That’s the investment made per person by the federal government every year in our state. However, this number is based on the actual number of Pennsylvania residents counted on Census Day. We only have one chance to get it right. The $20,930 investment in our state for a period of ten years per person is crucial for health, education, infrastructure, economic development – it is a game changer in urban, suburban and rural development. When we do the math, the investment from the federal government to our state between 2020 and 2030 should be around $267.9 billion. WE MUST COUNT EVERYONE!

67 Counties, 1 State: Pennsylvania Counts in 2020



Agenda & Presentations


Agenda [pdf]


Getting Ready Statewide

  • Philadelphia 2020 [pdf]
  • Pittsburgh 2020 [pdf]
  • Census 2020 [pdf]

Governor's Commission

  • State Plan [pdf]
  • Funding Strategy
  • Awareness, Education and Outreach [pdf]

The State of Communities: Panel 1

  • Keystone Counts
  • Diverse Populations [pdf]
  • Boundary Annexation Survey [pdf]
  • PA Association of Township Supervisors

The State of Communities: Panel 2

  • Aging Population [pdf]
  • Counting Immigrants and Hurricane Maria Puerto Rican Evacuees Moving to Pennsylvania [pdf]
  • Census Impact for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities


Pennsylvania State Data Center
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA, 17057