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

Apr 4, 2018 In The News

Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are demanding documents from Trump administration officials detailing their rationale for adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.

In a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Acting Director of the Census Bureau Ron Jarmin on Wednesday, ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and five other committee members requested documents before a briefing with the agencies on April 11.

Apr 3, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, today announced that she will lead an amicus brief from members of Congress in support of the lawsuit led by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to prevent the politicization of the 2020 Census with the inclusion of a citizenship question.

Apr 3, 2018 In The News

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday aimed at blocking the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, saying such a question violates the U.S. Constitution’s mandate to count all persons.

Apr 3, 2018 In The News

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman formally announced on Tuesday that the state would be suing the Trump administration for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. 

The suit is part of a multistate legal challenge that includes attorneys general from 18 states, six cities and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors, whom all argue that the question violates the U.S. Constitution and unfairly targets blue states with large immigrant populations. 

Mar 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (IDEA) Act, today formally requested that House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chair Trey Gowdy (R-SC), hold a legislative markup on the 2020 Census IDEA Act.

Mar 29, 2018 In The News

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) is calling for lawmakers to markup legislation she’s offered to stop the Department of Commerce from adding a last minute question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. 

Mar 27, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Late last night, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the latest in the Trump Administration’s  long string of actions meant to compromise and politicize the 2020 Census – he is adding a question about citizenship. I have been and will continue to fight this – the census is too important for political games.

Mar 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the Census IDEA Act, released the following statement after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that a question regarding respondents’ citizenship status will be included on the 2020 decennial census.

Mar 27, 2018 In The News

Democrats are calling for the elimination of a question on citizenship slated to be placed on census forms starting in 2020, arguing that its addition is a "discriminatory decision" by the Trump administration.

The Democratic backlash follows the Department of Commerce's announcement that the citizenship question would be reinstated Mondayevening. 

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