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

Feb 28, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressional Census Subcommittee Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:

Feb 28, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressional Census Subcommittee Chairman Dan Miller (R-FL) and Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following joint statement:
Feb 17, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, in an unprecedented move, the Governor of Arizona, Republican Jane Dee Hull, an avid supporter and the Chair of George W. Bush's Arizona Presidential campaign, went over the head of Arizona's Attorney General, Democrat Janet Napolitano, and sent a notice to the Voting Rights Section of the U.S. Justice Department stating that Arizona is withdrawing its submission to the U.S. Justice Department of the state's anti- sampling law. Until today, Arizona had submitted for clearance, as is mandated under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, its attempt to bar the use of modern statistical methods for re-districting Arizona's state and federal legislative district lines.
Jan 20, 2000 Press Release

The U.S. Census Bureau will be hiring thousands of New Yorkers for temporary, well-paid employment beginning in mid-April for the 2000 Census, U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) announced today. Congresswoman Maloney is the Ranking Member of the Congressional Subcommittee on the Census.

Dec 15, 1999 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY -- Today, after learning that the GAO has released a report expressing the concern that the Census Bureau may not be entirely prepared for all eventualities that may come in the 2000 Census, Congresswoman Maloney, the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on the Census, released the following statement:

Oct 28, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Ken Blackwell, chairman of Steve Forbes' campaign, charged in a 10/27/99 Washington Post article that George W. Bush's latest campaign ads are 'clearly misleading.' I am astounded that Mr. Blackwell would make such a choice of words after being accused by countless Census professionals of distributing a misleading message about the message.

Oct 25, 1999 Press Release

New York - Today, Chancellor Rudolph F. Crew and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined students from MS 167, Senator Wagner Middle School, to listen and learn about the "Census in the Schools" program, a program designed to help children understand the Census, and raise awareness within children's families about the importance of filling out Census forms.

Oct 1, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Census Bureau Director Ken Prewitt, Congressional Census Subcommittee Chairman Dan Miller (R-FL), and Census Subcommittee Ranking-Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) visited a local census office in Alexandria, Virginia.

Sep 29, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Mr. Blackwell spent this past weekend in California busy campaigning for his Republican presidential hopeful, Steve Forbes. Maybe if Mr. Blackwell were focused on attending to just one of his two day jobs, he would have noticed that his office released an irrelevant report to the Congress on the 2000 Census. There are three reasons why this report is irrelevant :

Sep 28, 1999 Press Release
  • On September 22, 1999 the GAO released a report which verified the accuracy of the Census Bureau's financial plan for the 2000 Census.

  • With less than 200 days until Census Day 2000, the Census Bureau needs to buy advertising time, and recruit and interview over 3 million prospective employees in order to hire 860,000 enumerators to actually do the Census. The Bureau needs and deserves funding which is adequate consistent, and predictable.

  • The GAO found the Census Bureau to be helpful, open, and meticulous in sharing information. They that the Census Bureau has crafted itself a smart, timely, and conservative plan for operating the 2000 Census.

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