Why does the 2020 Census matter, and what can you do to help?
The decennial census count determines:
- Legislative districts at the federal, state, and local levels
- More than $10 billion/year in federal funding for Connecticut alone
- Planning for roads, water systems, hospitals, schools, nonprofits, businesses, and countless other purposes for the next 10 years
Hiring for a variety of 2020 Census jobs is under way, and census workers are already in the field now. To apply, visit https://www.2020census.gov/en/jobs or (en español) https://www.2020census.gov/en/jobs_spanish.html.
Complete Count Committees
Every town is encouraged to form a Complete Count Committee, which harnesses networking power to inform all residents about why a complete and accurate count benefits every community. If your town doesn’t have one yet, ask your mayor or first selectman to form one. Learn more about Complete Count Committees.
Census Bureau Partnership Specialists
Census Bureau Partnership Specialists are ready, willing, and able to meet with you, help form a Complete Count Committee, give presentations and facilitate workshops.
For the name and contact of the Partnership Specialist(s) for your town, contact the Census Bureau Supervisory Partnership Specialist for Connecticut and Rhode Island, Mark Plumley.