Census

Recruiting is already under way to work on the 2020 Census

The Census hires a variety of temporary jobs, included census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff.

Go to 2020Census.gov/jobs for more information


As the co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, Congresswoman Maloney is leading the charge to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census. The importance of accurate data cannot be minimized. Decennial census data is used to ensure fair representation and the fair distribution of federal funds. 

Here are some of the actions Congresswoman Maloney has taken to protect the 2020 Census:

  • Helped secure an additional $1 billion for Census outreach.
  • Authored the 2020 Census IDEA Act (HR 732) to block citizenship question.
  • Led Amicus Brief signed by over 120 members of Congress in support of the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit to block the citizenship question.
  • Co-founded House Census Caucus to protect the 2020 Census from partisan attacks.

If you or someone know is interested in working on the 2020 Census, recruiting has already begun. Go to 2020Census.gov/jobs for information.

Congresswoman Maloney previously served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census and fought to ensure that the 2000 and 2010 Census would be fair and accurate. 

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More on Census

Sep 26, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Census Bureau released its annual poverty and income statistics, which is breaking from tradition, since the numbers are released year-in and year-out at the National Press Club on a Tuesday or Thursday. 1.7 million more Americans fell into poverty in 2002. The poverty rate rose from 11.7% to 12.1%. Median household income declined 1.1%. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who criticized the Administration for moving the announcement of the statistics to Suitland, Maryland on a Friday - a low-profile time and place - said that the declining economic indicators are proof that the Administration purposely made the move.

Sep 23, 2003 Press Release
SUITLAND, MD - Are you used to the annual poverty and income statistics being delivered every year like clockwork in downtown Washington at the National Press Club on a Tuesday or Thursday in late September? Are you having trouble finding them this year? That's because the Bush administration has set up a challenging game of hide and seek for the press - and the public - to find the data.
May 7, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), former Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee, praised the Census Bureau's decision to finally release estimates on the Hispanic subgroup based on the Census 2000 long form data. Because the Census Bureau changed the Hispanic origin question from the 1990 census to the 2000 census without first testing it, the number of persons listing a subgroup (such as "Mexican," Salvadoran," and "Dominican") went down dramatically. Representatives Maloney, Serrano (D-NY), Rangel (D-NY), Waxman (D-CA), Davis (D-IL), and Gonzales (D-TX) urged Director Kincannon to release the information.
Apr 9, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), former Ranking member of the House subcommittee on the Census, introduced H.R. 1619, the "Census of Americans Abroad Act" last week.

Mar 12, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, former ranking member of the House Census Subcommittee released the following statement regarding the Census Bureau's announcement today:

Feb 21, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Danny Davis (D-IL), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), and Charles Gonzales (D-TX) released a report conducted by the General Accounting Office (GAO) on the failure of the Census Bureau to count accurately Hispanic subgroups in the 2000 Census. The report is titled, "Decennial Census: Methods for Collecting and Reporting Hispanic Subgroup Data Need Refinement."

Feb 21, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Danny Davis (D-IL), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), and William Lacy Clay (D-MO) released a Report prepared by the General Accounting Office (GAO) on the Census Bureau's decision not to release data gathered during the 2000 Census on people without conventional housing. The report is titled, "Decennial Census: Methods for Collecting Data on the Homeless and Others without Conventional Housing Refinement."

Dec 12, 2002 Press Release

Rep. Henry A. Waxman and ten other Democratic members of the House Committee on Government Reform today released a preliminary analysis of adjusted data from the 2000 Census in a letter to Speaker Hastert and Minority Whip Elect Pelosi. A copy of the letter and a summary of the data are available on the web page of the minority staff of the Committee on Government Reform, www.reform.house.gov/min

Dec 12, 2002 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), former ranking Democrat of the House Census Subcommittee, joined Rep. Henry Waxman (CA), the ranking Democrat of the House Committee on Government Reform, and eight other Democratic members of the Committee today in the release of a preliminary analysis of corrected data from the 2000 Census. A copy of the analysis and a summary of the data are available on the web page of the minority staff of the Committee on Government Reform, www.reform.house.gov/min.

Dec 5, 2002 Press Release

Today, the Commerce Department released adjusted census data to Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), and the thirteen other Democratic members of the House Government Reform Committee.

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