On April 1, 2020, the U.S. government will be conducting the Census, as mandated by the Constitution. Every 10 years, the Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.
This will be the first time each home will be able to respond to the short questionnaire in one of three ways:
by phone, or
It is important to respond, as the count determines not only legislative representation, but also how much federal money each state is eligible to receive for programs like Medicaid, Medicare Part B, the National School Lunch Program, Head Start, and rural assistance programs (like business and industry loans).
Click here to learn more about the 2020 Census and how our community is responding.
Note: The US Census Bureau is hiring individuals to be census takers. These jobs will pay $15.50 per hour in the area. Census takers may also receive reimbursement for mileage and other related expenses. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please visit www.2020census.gov/jobs. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.