Caroline Census 2020
2020 Census Fast Facts
- As mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, our country gets one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. Census Bureau counts everyone living in the United States. Where there are more people, there are more needs and if people aren’t counted it will impact the flow of funding into communities for critical programs and services.
- Census data determines representation in Congress and determines how funds are spent in communities on things like roads, schools, and hospitals.
- The 2020 Census will use a new design that incorporates online and phone response options in addition to the traditional paper option. The online response option allows people to respond on their desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, or tablets.
Here’s how the census helps you and your community:
- Communities use the information to plan bus routes, draw school district boundaries, and offer community services.
- Businesses use census data to decide where to put a store, office, or plant. These new locations create jobs and support the community’s economy.
- Businesses use the information to determine what to sell in their stores so communities get what they need.
- The information helps your community receive funding from the federal government. When everyone is counted, Caroline County receives its fair share of federal dollars to build roads, schools and hospitals and to support first responders; Fire-Rescue and the Sheriff’s Department.
- January 21: The U.S. Census Bureau starts counting the population in remote Alaska. The count officially begins in the rural Alaskan village of Toksook Bay.
- March 12 - 20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
- March 30 - April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at non-sheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.
- April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
- April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers also begin conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count.
- May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
- December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.
- March 31: By this date, the Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to states. This information is used to redraw legislative districts based on population changes.
Here are some of the efforts completed in 2019:
- January - September: The Census Bureau opened more than 200 area census offices across the country. These offices support and manage the census takers who work all over the country to conduct the census.
- August - October: Census takers visited areas that have experienced a lot of change and growth to ensure that the Census Bureau’s address list is up to date. This process is called address canvassing, and it helps to ensure that everyone receives an invitation to participate in the census.
Informational Links and Documents
- Caroline County Census Handout - English and Spanish (PDF)
- Caroline County Census Handout - English (PDF)
- Caroline County Census Handout - Spanish (PDF)
Employment Opportunities with the 2020 Census
Join the 2020 Census Team. Be a Census Taker. Apply online! 2020census.gov/jobs
2020 Census jobs provide:
- Great Pay
- Flexible hours
- Weekly pay
- Paid Training
For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020