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

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.

Aug 15, 2017 In The News

Lawmakers are raising alarm over whether the 2020 U.S. Census will be complete and accurate due to a lack of funding and leadership.

Thirty-two Democrats sent a letter on Tuesday to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, whose department houses the Census Bureau, asking for the rapid appointment of a new bureau director and to ensure there’s enough money to complete the decennial survey.

Mar 31, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, was joined by LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick, and LGBTQ advocates to speak out against the Commerce Department’s decision to reverse its plan to add questions to the 2020 census regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. The data collected from these questions are crucial in ensuring that members of the LGBTQ community are accurately counted and have fair and adequate access to the services and protections they need and deserve under the law and U.S. Supreme Court Decisions.

Dec 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11) and Keith Ellison (MN-5), led 13 of their colleagues in calling on the Committee on Appropriations to “provide an increased spending anomaly of $1.192 billion for the Periodic Censuses and Programs account within the U.S. Census Bureau, as indicated is necessary by the Office of Management and Budget,” in a letter today sent to Chairman Hal Rogers and Ranking Member Nita Lowey.

Aug 2, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and 12 co-sponsors today introduced a resolution supporting the importance of census surveys and the data they produce. In showing strong support for census programs, including the American Community Survey and the Economic Census, this resolution highlights the high value of the information provided to the nation in these surveys to both the public and private sectors. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced a companion resolution in the Senate.
 

Jun 19, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), along with business and civil rights leaders today decried efforts to eliminate the U. S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, a long-form census survey conducted annually since 2005.

May 22, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement upon release by the U.S. Census Bureau of the “Census Coverage Measurement,” a statistical survey whose results are measured against actual census data in order to measure efficiency of the decennial Census:

May 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), former ranking member of the Census subcommittee, offered the following comment after the House voted to de-fund the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (Roll Call #232:  232 - 190) :   “The Republicans have earned a reputation as the ‘do-nothing party’ and now they want to also be the ‘know-nothing party’. This vote repeals the work done by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama and six Congresses to modernize the Census, and does so without even a hearing or full debate.”
 

Apr 10, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), former ranking member of the Census Subcommittee, today applauded Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves after he announced his departure from the Bureau to become Provost of Georgetown University.

Mar 28, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), today issued the following statement on publication of the results of the 2010 Decennial Census.

“I along with many in New York are concerned that the results of the 2010 decennial census may not reflect the growth in the City that many of us believe occurred over the last ten years.  I am particularly concerned by the difference between the results of the Decennial Census in many of New York City’s communities and the estimates the Census Bureau made last year as to the City’s current population, as well as the difference between the 7.8% vacancy rate measured by the Census Bureau and the 2.7% vacancy rate found in the 2008 New York Housing and Vacancy Survey.

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