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Wayne Metro is putting forth an effort to make sure YOU COUNT in Wayne County for the 2020 Census.
The Census counts every person (not citizen) in the United States wherever they live and sleep as of April 1, 2020.
Census is online, by phone or paper form.
10 questions take just 10 minutes and determine Detroit’s official population for the next 10 years!
Census count determines federal funding for…
When more people get counted…
…more kids qualify for free school lunch programs.
74,000 Detroit students depend on the Federal School Lunch program.
…more families and seniors get food assistance.
240,000 Wayne County seniors, families depend on federally funded Bridge cards.
…more special education funding goes to schools.
$200 million in Federal Education grants come to Detroit schools each year based on the Census count.
…more college students qualify for Federal Financial Aid.
Federal funding for Pell grants in part depends on Census count.
…more clinics and hospitals get Medicaid funding to treat more patients.
A total of $2 billion in Medicaid funding comes to Wayne County each year, benefiting 200,000 Wayne County residents.
NATIONAL COUNT DAY
April 1, 2020
The Census is also available to take online, through your mobile device, and in multiple languages. To help you answer the census, the U.S. Census Bureau provides translated web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in braille and large print.
The Census Bureau is hiring up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country.
Temporary positions for the 2020 Census feature flexible hours—a perfect fit if you are looking to earn extra money, even if you already have other commitments. Anyone age 18 and older, such as recent high school graduates, college students, veterans, retirees, military spouses, seasonal workers, and people who are bilingual are highly encouraged to apply. People who already have jobs and want to earn extra income evenings and weekends are also encouraged to apply.
About 2020 Jobs
The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Jobs for the 2020 Census include both field and office positions throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. A single application allows you to be considered for several positions, including census taker, recruiting assistant, office clerk, and supervisory staff.