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What is the 2020 Census?

Post Date:11/19/2019 4:24 PM


The census is an official, legally mandated, count of those residing in the United States of America. An accurate population count is required by law and is the basis for fair political representation and distribution of government and non-profit funding. Each person counted results in about $1,535/person of funding for our community. 

  • State population data is used to reapportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • State and local officials use census results to redraw congressional, state, and local district boundaries to meet the one-person, one-vote rule.
  • Governments and nonprofits use census data to plan new roads, hospitals, schools, and other investments.
  • Census data are vital to businesses to address the changing needs of our population.
  • In 2015, Census data were used to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities like ours.

Census Job Opportunities

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands to assist with the 2020 Census. Positions include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. Jobs for the 2020 Census offer flexible hours and competitive wages with many positions making $29.50 an hour and $0.58 per mile. You can control your schedule while serving your community.
Residents will start receiving their census invites in March and then they can complete the form online. To learn more about the 2020 Census check out our Census Page.
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