Census 2020

2020-Census

 

We’re a Census 2020 partner, and here’s why.

The census counts everyone in the United States and serves as the basis for determining congressional representation and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support vital programs in states and communities across the country—impacting health care, housing, education, transportation, employment, and public policy.


 

Census 2020 jobs

Census 2020

The 2020 Census is interviewing now for management and field positions. The Census has a variety of positions open needing various levels of experience, training and education from field agents to management professionals from full time to flexible part time and temporary positions. Make your next job count!

If you live in Maricopa County and want to work 20-40 hours per week for the Census, click here to find out how you can apply.

Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339 TTY / ASCII www.gsa.gov/fedrelay

The Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) provides telecommunications services to allow individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or have speach disabilities to conduct official business with and within the federal government. The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

From the U.S. Census website:

The U.S. 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. The data collected by the census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.

The 2020 Census will require counting an increasingly diverse and growing population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units. To get an accurate count, the Census Bureau must build an accurate address list of every housing unit, maximize self-response to the census, and efficiently follow up with those who do not respond.

Thomas Jefferson led the first census in 1790. It had six questions: name of head of family and the number of persons in each household in five categories.

Currently we are researching four areas that focus on the major cost drivers of the census:

  • Use the Internet to increase self-response.
  • Use existing government data sources to answer census questions and reduce follow-up workload.
  • Automate operations to increase productivity and reduce staff and offices.
  • Use existing maps and address to reflect changes rather than walking every block in every neighborhood in America.

The decennial census is the largest mobilization and operation conducted in the United States and requires years of research, planning and development of methods and infrastructure to ensure an accurate and complete count.

Complete Count Committee Resources

In April 2018, Census Bureau staff conducted a series of trainings around the MAG region to help member agency staff learn about Complete Count Committees, or CCCs. These committees are formed by local governments to promote and encourage response to the 2020 Census in their communities. A CCC is comprised of a broad spectrum of government and community leaders who act as trusted voices to develop and implement awareness of 2020 Census to encourage responses based upon their knowledge of the local community.

On the right under "Materials" are presentations and resources from those trainings.

About MAG

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

Title VI

Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which MAG receives federal financial assistance.

Get in touch

  • Address: 302 N. 1st Ave., Suite 300
    Phoenix, Arizona 85003

  • Phone: (602) 254-6300

  • FAX: (602) 254-6490

  • Email: mag@azmag.gov