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

Nov 15, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) - the former ranking Democrat of the House Census Subcommittee - responded today to a federal court ruling in Oregon that ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to release its statistically corrected count of U.S. residents:

Oct 17, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After today's announcement from the Bush administration that it was not correcting the Census, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:

Aug 7, 2001 Press Release
NEW YORK, City Hall: Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) spoke out today, with New York City Public Advocate Mark Green, Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, and a host of civil rights advocates, calling for federal hearings and an investigation into the Bush administration's refusal to release Census data that could prevent the loss of, at a minimum, $850 million to New York City in federal funding over the next ten years. The group sent this urgent request to Senators in Washington who could investigate the administration's actions immediately.
Jul 27, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After learning that the Bush Administration has nominated Lou Kincannon to become the next Director of the Census Bureau, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
Jul 18, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Statement by Rep. Maloney upon tie vote on her amendment to the 2002 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill.
Jul 18, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected on a party-line vote an amendment authored by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) to ask the Census Bureau to release data about the count of America's homeless.
Jul 18, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, an amendment submitted by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) that requires the Census Bureau to start planning to count Americans Abroad as part of the 2010 Census passed in the House. The amendment to the Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill for FY 2001 allocates $2.5 million for the Census Bureau to begin planning to include private citizens living aboard in the 2010 decennial census.

Jun 27, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - An article that appeared in today's The New York Times details how the rewording of a question on the 2000 Census form about Hispanic ethnicity led to large numbers of Latinos failing to identify themselves in the appropriate ethnic group. The Bureau reported that the number of Dominicans in the city was 406,806, yet city officials believe that number is missing almost 150,000 individuals. The Bureau also reported that the City's Colombian population had dropped by more than 7,000, but this number was expected to increase by 35,000. After reading these press reports, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) called on Congress to hold an immediate hearing to look into how the Census Bureau made this sizable statistical error.
May 21, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), the former Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee and the founder and Chair of the Congressional Census Caucus, issued the following statement upon the release of the Census 2000 Demographic Profile for New York.

May 21, 2001 Press Release
Today 16 members of the House Government Reform Committee, led by Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), are filing suit in federal court in Los Angeles against the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of the lawsuit is to compel the Bush Administration to release the adjusted data from the 2000 census.

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