The results of the 2020 Census are critically important because this once-a-decade census data helps businesses, researchers, and communities make decisions. The data can help inform where your community needs a new fire department, more funding for school lunches, or new roads. Watch this new Public Service Announcement (PSA) by the U.S. Census Bureau to learn more about how census data helps inform funding for things that impact your community.
As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, America gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years.
Data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. More about the Census Bureau...
This video combines five PSAs into one easy-to-understand story about the 2020 Census. Watch this to learn what the 2020 Census is, how data are used and secured, how it affects representation, and how you can complete it.
Join the 2020 Census Team in Butler County, PA
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the Census.
Visit the 2020 Census Jobs website to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. The positions will be located across 248 Area Census Offices nationwide and offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends. For more information, contact 1-855-JOB-2020. Applicants may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.