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. 

For other legislation and related documents click here.

More on Census

Mar 20, 2018 In The News

Critics of a Department of Justice request to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census are making a furious last-ditch effort to prevent it, saying it will make the decennial count less accurate and more expensive and expressing concerns that the count, which is meant to be nonpartisan, is being politicized by the Trump administration.

Feb 15, 2018 In The News

To the Editor:

Re “Census Sabotage,” by David Leonhardt (column, nytimes.com, Feb. 9): I couldn’t agree more about just how important the 2020 census is and what is at stake if we get it wrong.

With the next census just two years away, the Trump administration has still not nominated a director but has been filling traditionally nonpartisan positions with political hacks.

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12),  Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus and sponsor of the 2020 Census Investment Act; José E. Serrano (NY-15), Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus; and Luis V.

Jan 4, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Co-Chair of the House Census Caucus and sponsor of the 2020 Census Investment Act, released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice’s request that a question regarding citizenship status be added to the 2020 Decennial Census.

Dec 9, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Census experts and public officials are expressing growing concerns that the bedrock mission of the 2020 census — an accurate and trustworthy head count of everyone in the United States — is imperiled, with worrisome implications.

Preparations for the count already are complicated by a sea change in the census itself: For the first time, it will be conducted largely online instead of by mail.

Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), sponsor of the 2020 Census Investment Act, sent a letter with 44 of her colleagues to House Committee on Appropriations Chairman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Nita Lowey urging the committee to ensure that Census Bureau receives the funds it needs to produce an accurate constitutionally-mandated decennial census in 2020.

Nov 30, 2017 In The News

When the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution, they knew that for our country to be the true democratic republic they envisioned, it must reflect the ever-changing makeup of its people.

To meet this need, they enshrined, in Article I, Section 2, the decennial census. This exercise stands alone as the only constitutionally mandated task of the federal government, required by the framers to be renewed every ten years, to make sure each and every person living in the United States is counted.

Nov 21, 2017 Press Release

In response to reports that the Trump Administration’s top pick for deputy director of the U.S. Census Bureau is Thomas Brunell, author of the book Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), author of the 2020 American Census Investment Act and co-chair of the Congressional Census Caucus, issued the following statement:

Oct 13, 2017 In The News

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told members of Congress on Thursday that the 2020 Census will require significantly more funding than previously projected, in the face of anticipated low initial response rates, increased distrust of government, cybersecurity threats and technology challenges.

Oct 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Keith Ellison (MN-5), Co-Chairs of the House Census Caucus, and Reps. Mark Takano (CA-41) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-7) were joined by civil rights groups as they announced a new effort to address the current severe underfunding of the Census Bureau. This announcement comes ahead of Secretary Ross’ testimony on Thursday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the 2020 census.

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