United States Census 2020
What is the U.S. Census?
The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790. Learn more
Why is it important to have a full and accurate count?
Taking part is your civic duty and it's about fair representation. The results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets. And it's about $675 billion. The distribution of more that $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. The money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.
How to get involved with the Census:
If you are interested in hosting a speaker for a civic organization to talk about the importance of the census, or would like materials to help promote the census contact Lori Carlin your local Census representative, or get details here.
Jobs with the U.S. Census 2020
You can be a Census Taker - 2020 Census Jobs provide: Great pay, Flexible hours, Weekly pay, Paid training For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020 or visit 2020census.gov/jobs
How and when the 2020 U.S. Census will ask you to respond
Find out about when the 2020 Census will start asking you to respond and the different ways you can respond here. Plus why they ask the questions they ask here.