Census 2020

Census 2020

Every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the federal government undertakes a census of the U.S. population to determine the allocation of seats held by each state in the House of Representatives. The next federal census is April 1, 2020.

A complete and accurate census count is essential for the City of Worcester and the well-being of our community. Worcester could potentially lose millions of dollars in federal funding if we don't get a complete count.

  • Census forms will begin arriving in mid-March 2020 and they should be returned no later than Census Day, April 1st, 2020. Responses to the census form should include everyone living at that address.
  • Every year, the federal government distributes more than $675 billion to state and local governments based on census data. Census data guides local planning decisions, including where to provide additional social services, build new roads, hospitals and schools and where to locate job-training centers.

Census 101: What You Need to Know

United States Census Bureau Information: Worcester Is Counting On You

An accurate census count is vital to obtain federal funding for:

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Economic Development
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Education
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Housing
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Political Power
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Public Health

The U.S. Census Bureau is actively recruiting for various positions in Worcester as part of the lead up to the 2020 Census. At this time, positions to be filled at the Worcester office, include Administrative Manager, Office Clerks and Office Operations Supervisors. To apply and search for additional 2020 Census positions in Worcester or Massachusetts, visit Census.gov and USAJobs.gov.

The Road to the 2020 Census for Worcester

Year
Milestone
  • 2019
    • Complete Count Committee and Subcommittee Formation: Local government, community-based organization, faith-based groups, schools, businesses; the media; and community leaders will play a key role in educating and motivating households to participate in the 2020 Census.
    • Census 2020 Campaign Kickoff April 4.
  • 2020
    • Advertising - Begins in Early 2020.
    • Census Day - April 1, 2020.
    • Nonresponse Follow-up for Households that Did Not Complete the 2020 Census - April - July 2020
    • Apportionment Counts to the President - December 31, 2020.
  • 2021
    • Redistricting Counts to the States - by March 31, 2021.

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