2020 Census Jobs

2020 Census Jobs

Hundreds of thousands of temporary part-time workers across the country have helped make the 2020 Census a reality.


When will my W-2 arrive?

As of February 2, 2021, we have mailed all W2s to 2020 Census paid temporary employees. We appreciate your patience as your W2 reaches you. W2s are expected to be delivered after Feb. 8 and could arrive later than that. If you have any other concerns regarding your W2, please contact 1-855-236-2020, Option 3.

Thank You, 2020 Census Workers

Though recruitment has ended, some candidates who have already submitted applications may still be hired for our Post-Enumeration Survey operations. You can check the status of your application here. If you are having trouble logging in to your account, please call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020).

If you are working or have worked as a census taker during the 2020 Census, we value your service and commitment to ensuring that your community has a complete and accurate count. The impact of your work will help shape the country for the next ten years.

We’d love for you to apply again in 2030. Once you have completed your 2020 Census work, you can use the Post-Employment Resources on this site to update your resume to reflect your 2020 Census work and to find other employment opportunities. Read on to learn more.


Three images of census takers interviewing community members outside of their houses, and two images of census takers with a Census-branded bag.


Health and Safety Updates

The Census Bureau has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our workforce and the American public. Learn more about COVID-19 safety measures.

For additional information on hiring and training processes, please see FAQs and Returning Applicants.

For the latest updates, please see 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19.

Last Revised: October 1, 2020

Next Steps

Please visit Post-Employment Resources for information about how to include your 2020 Census experience on your resume and find new job opportunities in your area.

If you are a current or former 2020 Census worker and have questions for the Census Bureau, call our toll-free personnel and payroll hotline at 1-855-236-2020, option 3. TTY callers can use FedRelay: 1-800-877-8339.


Returning Applicant or 2020 Census Worker?

Check your status, update your information, or complete hiring documents by logging in to your account.


2020 Census Worker Impact


Championing the Count

Census workers persist in their work during a time of unprecedented challenge, serving their communities while focusing on public health and safety.


Supporting Communities

Census workers have helped to count all our communities, which will help direct government funds to public programs and services across the country.


Uniting for a Cause

The 2020 Census requires the American public to work together to shape the country's future. Census workers play a key role in this once-every-ten-years count.


Helping Shape the Next 10 Years

A more accurate census count means better quality data. The responses census workers are helping collect will inform policy decisions that shape America for the next decade.

Post-Employment Resources

Learn how to include your 2020 Census experience in your resume and find new job opportunities in your area.

The U.S. Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.