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Posted on: October 10, 2019

2020 Census Is In Full Swing

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What is the 2020 Census?  The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online.

Why is this 2020 Census count conducted? The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

What is the goal? To count EVERYONE.  Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.

To find out what types of questions will be asked, click here.

To discover what ways you can respond to the 2020 Census survey, click here.

Want to be more involved in the Census? Click here to discover part-time and full-time Census jobs. Be a Census Taker and receive $15/hour with paid training! Must be at least 18 years of age or older to apply.
All census job opportunities available for hire include:

  • Recruiting Assistants
  • Office Operations Supervisors
  • Office Clerks
  • Census Field Supervisors
  • Address Listers
  • Census Enumerators/Takers

Please visit the Census Bureau's website for more details. If you have any questions, please call 855-JOB-2020 or email

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