Everyone Counts for the 2020 Census
While COVID-19 has impacted the 2020 Census, this is still an important effort and we hope households are participating. Remember, every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts each resident in the United States. Data collected in the U.S. Census brings the right amount of federal money to your local community for local programs that help you and your neighbors. For every household that doesn’t get counted, we lose $39,000 over a 10-year period.
- As of last week Kansas ranked 11th in the nation for response to the 2020 Census. The national rate was 58.7% and Kansas was 63.2%. Get the latest data here at the 2020 Census response rate map.
- The U.S. Census Bureau is reopening Area Census Office, including our local office in Overland Park. A list of current ACO operations is available here.
- As part of the phased restart of operations, the Census Bureau will resume its Update Leave oepration where it drops off 2020 Census invitation packets at front doors of households who might not receive mail at their homes (i.e. they have a psot office box.) More on that is available in this news release.
- Hiring census workers has ramped up again. These jobs have flexible hours, good pay and mileage reimbursement. Please visit www.2020census.gov/jobs for information and to apply.