As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts an official count of every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.
The Census Bureau has reached out to municipalities throughout the country to help disseminate information about the Census to encourage residents to complete the Census. Additionally, the Census Bureau has asked us to the spread the word about the thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. More information about these positions with instructions on how to apply is available here.