U.S. Census Bureau now recruiting for 2020 census takers in Snohomish County

A Census Bureau employee at work. (Photo courtesy the U.S. Census Bureau)

The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting hundreds of temporary census takers in Snohomish County to follow up with those who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.

The pay rate is $18.50 per hour and applications can be made online at 2020census.gov/jobs. 

The primary purpose of what the bureau calls a “nonresponse followup operation” is to count, in person, those people who have not responded to the 2020 census questionnaire. Census takers visit homes and establish the number of people in those households.

According to a Census Bureau announcement, this operation requires more field workers than any other operation for the national population count, which occurs every 10 years — and is “an integral part of the 2020 Census program that ensures a complete and accurate count.”

The Census Bureau’s count every 10 years influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to state and local governments each year.

For more information about 2020 Census jobs, you can also call 1-855-JOB-2020.


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