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2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau needs to hire hundreds of thousands of people across the country to do field work, to connect with communities, and to manage the process. In Washington, there will be five Area Census Offices: Seattle, Everett, Olympia, Spokane and Tacoma. You can help Washington by identifying and encouraging people in your community to apply for these jobs.

Addresses (2020 Census)

The process of ensuring an updated list of addresses is the responsibility of the state, city, and county government.

Get involved in the 2020 Census

To make the 2020 Census a success, the U.S. Census Bureau has three top-level needs from individual states:

Timeline - 2020 Census

The decennial U.S. Census has been characterized as the largest peacetime mobilization. It's a complex exercise that involves 35 separate operations, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Timeline of high-level tasks

Year Date Activity

2019

January

Why is the 2020 Census important?

An accurate censsus will drive decisions that will affect economic investments in coomunties in Washington and the weight of its political influence until 2031. For every 100 households missed in the 2020 Census count, the state could lose up to $5.8 million, which would affect the ability to support children, veterans, senior citizens and middle- and low-income families adequately. An accurate count of Washington's communities will ensure the fair distribution of taxpayers' funds and political representation.

2020 Census: what you need to know

Why is the 2020 Census important?

Read about what's at stake if Washington does not get an accurate count in the 2020 Census.

GAO report: Actions needed to address challenges to enumerating hard-to-count groups

In a report released August 27, 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds that the Census Bureau is behind on finalizing planning for efforts to reach minorities and hard-to-count populations in the 2020 census.

Request for proposal: organizations interested in 2020 census

The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from organizations interested in helping ensure a complete count of people in Washington during the 2020 census. Proposals are due by August 24.

Download full RFP

Questions?

Contact Jaclyn Woodson, RFP coordinator, at Jaclyn.woodson@commerce.wa.gov or 360-725.4049.

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