The United States Census matters to Tucson and has an impact on our daily lives - the roads we drive on, access to health care, school lunch programs, even our political representation.
Once every decade, the federal government conducts a census of the entire population to count everyone in the United States and record basic information about them.
Our nation’s founders believed these data were so important that they mandated the decennial census in the Constitution.
For the first time ever, starting March 13, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online and by phone, but you can still respond by mail if you prefer.
You can find information at https://2020census.gov/.
How does Arizona’s share of federal funding affect us?
The $675 billion in annual funds allocated to states based on population is used for schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs. A complete count ensures that we can preserve the outstanding quality of life we enjoy in Arizona.
It’s estimated up to $3,000 per person, per year is at stake for Arizona.
Learn more about how the U.S. Census affects Arizona by visiting https://azcensus2020.gov/.
Need a temporary job?
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring census takers, census field supervisors, recruiting assistants, clerks, and office operations supervisors. These are part‑time positions with flexible hours, and availability of work in one's area may vary.
The employment period is March through July 2020. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number and email address, be a U.S. citizen, and meet other requirements. Bilingual applicants are needed and are encouraged to apply.