Important 2027 Milestones

  1. Final testing of specific census operations, methods, and question wording and format (tentative).
  2. Submission of topics to be covered in the 2030 Census and ACS to Congress by April 1, 2027.
  3. Start of the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) operation (tentative).
  4. American Community Survey (ongoing)
  5. Census Bureau finalizes Residence Criteria and Residence Situations (affects prison gerrymandering).

These milestones not only highlight the road ahead for the 2030 Census, they also lay the groundwork for future endeavors.

Here is your roadmap for census-related actions in 2027:

  • By 2027 it will be time to meaningfully form and build out census coalitions which will amplify your impact in the years which follow. Those are just some of the actions you can look ahead to for that year.

These are just some of the census-related advocacy actions your organization should plan to take in 2027 to ensure a fair, accurate, and complete count in 2030. It’s never too late to get started.