2020 Census

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Support Your Community

We encourage all Pennsylvania residents to please fill out your 2020 Census when you receive your census invitation. Make sure to include every person living in your home on April 1, 2020.

As good neighbors and community members, we want everyone to be counted in the census. Many of us likely have friends, family, coworkers, and others in our communities who don’t know about the importance of the 2020 Census. Help us spread awareness in your community. Text PACOUNTS to 898211 on your mobile phone to receive text message updates about the 2020 Census in either English or Spanish. Standard data rates may apply.

Help Count Everyone

Your help is especially important for getting the word out to our neighbors living in our traditionally hard-to-count communities. Some of the Pennsylvanians who are most likely to be missed in our census count include children, immigrants, and people of color. Rural households and residents experiencing economic hardship or homelessness are also likely to be missed. Our population count determines the federal support Pennsylvanians receive for the next ten years for education, healthcare, housing, food security, roads, and more.

Be A Good Neighbor

There many opportunities to share information about the 2020 Census. Some ideas include:

  • Public meetings, events, or presentations
  • Op-eds, blog posts, or articles
  • Conversations with colleagues, neighbors, family, and friends
  • Social media posts and videos
  • Workplaces, schools, places of worship, or other community locations

Let’s work together so everyone knows about the census, it’s importance, and help count all our communities!

Be a Partner

If you belong to a business or group involved in community outreach, please consider joining the effort to promote the 2020 Census so we can achieve a complete count for Pennsylvania. There are many ways your organization can become involved as a census partner:

  • Support your local Complete Count Committee
  • Mention the 2020 Census in your mailings and newsletters
  • Add information on your bills, invoices, and receipts
  • Hang posters and distribute flyers
  • Talk to your partners, employees, customers, and stakeholders

Downloadable Resources

In addition to the U.S. Census Bureau’s outreach materials, we invite you to download and use the following Pennsylvania-specific materials in your own 2020 Census promotions. To request these print materials, please use our Census Marketing Materials Order Form.

Work for the Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for temporary positions. These usually last for several weeks and include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. For full details about jobs near you, hiring requirements, and the application process, visit United States Census 2020 website.

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