The 2020 Census Information

The 2020 Census Information
2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

The 2020 Census is here. The City of Taunton urges all residents to participate via phone, mail, or online. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. Deadline to fill out the census online, over the phone, or by mail (self respond) is October 31.

For more details on adjusted dates please click here: https://www.taunton-ma.gov/sites/tauntonma/files/uploads/2020-census_ope...

Census results:

·         Influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems

·         Help determine how money is allocated for grants that support school programs and public safety

·         State and local officials use decennial census results to help redistrict congressional, state, and local district boundaries

·         Data from the census inform a wide range of government, business, and nonprofit decision-making

 Common Questions & Answers regarding Census:

Responding to the Census

The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.

Your Invitation To Respond

The time is now. Help shape your future, and your community's future, by responding to the 2020 Census.

Homes will begin receiving their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March 12-20. These official Census Bureau mailings (https://2020census.gov/en/mailings.html) will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.

During this time frame, some homes will receive a paper questionnaire (sometimes known as the census form). Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives. Visit my2020census.gov to begin.

How To Respond

The 2020 Census will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020.

For the first time, you can choose to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail. Find out more about each of these methods below:

Please note that if you are responding online, you must complete the census in one sitting, as you don't have the ability to save your progress.

If you do not receive an invitation to respond from the Census Bureau, you may respond online or visit our Contact Us (https://2020census.gov/en/contact-us.html) page to call our phone line.

Who Should Respond

The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the United States and its five territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

One person should respond for each home. That person must be at least 15 years old. They should live in the home or place of residence themselves and know general information about each person living there. (For more information, visit Questions Asked here https://2020census.gov/en/about-questions.html

Who Should Be Counted and Where?

You should be counted where you are living and sleeping most of the time as of April 1, 2020. If you are responding for your home, count everyone who lives and sleeps there most of the time as of April 1, 2020. This includes young children, foster children, roommates, and any family members or friends who are living with you, even temporarily.

People in some living situations—including students, service members, and people in health care facilities—may have questions about how to respond or where they should count themselves. You may also have questions if you are moving, have multiple residences, or have no permanent address.

For more information, please visit Who to Count https://2020census.gov/en/who-to-count.html.

Language Support

You can complete the census online or by phone in 13 different languages: English, Spanish, ChineseVietnameseKoreanRussianArabicTagalogPolishFrenchHaitian CreolePortuguese, and Japanese.

In addition, bilingual invitations and paper questionnaires in English and Spanish will be sent to select areas of the country.

To help you respond, the Census Bureau also offers webpages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in Braille and large print. Visit Language Support to learn more https://2020census.gov/en/languages.html.

Contact Us About 2020 Jobs

If you have general questions about 2020 Census jobs or technical issues with your application, please contact us through the options below.

Jobs Line: 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020)

  • Select Option 1: For technical help with your job application or hiring documents.
  • Select Option 3: To speak to a local Census Bureau representative.

Attention Potential Applicants:

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to accept applications for temporary part-time positions with the 2020 Census. Although many job offers have been made, there is still an opportunity for jobs to be offered.

Register here: 2020census.gov or  https://recruitment.2020census.gov/ats/careersite/census.aspx?site=1&c=census

Frequent questions:

What are the available positions that I can apply for?

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for several different positions to help conduct the 2020 Census, including census takers, census field supervisors, recruiting assistants, clerks, and office operations supervisors. The largest number of openings are for census takers. You can apply for all of these temporary jobs with just one application; the online process will guide you.

What will my work schedule be?

Your work schedule will depend on your position. Generally, hours for field positions are flexible. Some field positions require you to work during the day so you can see addresses on buildings. Other field positions require you to interview members of the public, so you must be available to work evenings and weekends, when people are usually at home. Supervisory positions require employees to be available for certain day, evening, and/or weekend shifts.

Hours for office positions are variable, depending on the availability of work. Most administrative work is done during regular business hours, but office employees may be required to work in the evenings and on weekends. 

What do the jobs pay?

BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS PAY RATE PER HOUR - $22.00

How often will I be paid?

Temporary 2020 Census employees are paid weekly through direct deposit or a paycheck in the mail. They can expect to receive their first paycheck 10 to 14 days after their first day of work, and they will receive subsequent paychecks every 7 days.  

Whom do I contact if I have questions regarding the application?

For technical help with the online application:

You can reach our Customer Engagement Center by dialing 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020) and selecting option 1 for technical help. You may also use the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/ASCII.

For other questions regarding the application:

Contact your area census office for more information. Call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020) and select option 3; when prompted, enter your ZIP code to be routed to your area census office. You may also use the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/ASCII.