In recognition of the impact the 2020 Census will have on the city, Mayor Greg Fischer recently appointed a municipal Census coordinator and a Municipal Complete Count Committee to work with community groups to ensure a fair and complete count.
Address canvassing began in August
The Address Canvassing Operation — designed to improve and refine the U.S. Census Bureau’s address list in advance of the 2020 Census — began in Louisville last month and will continue through October.
In-field data collectors for the Census will visit specific geographic areas to identify every place where people live or could live. The staff then compares what they see on the ground to the existing census address list and then corrects or adds address and location information as necessary. The finalized list will be used to mail out invitations to complete the 2020 Census.
Census Bureau employment opportunities
The Census Bureau opened an Area Census Office (ACO) in Louisville this month and is currently seeking to fill a variety of temporary office and field positions. Anyone interested in applying can submit their application online at 2020census.gov/jobs.
Additional 2020 Census jobs are available at the U.S. Census Bureau's National Processing Center, located across the river in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Job vacancies at this facility are posted on USAjobs.gov and include clerks, technicians, warehouse positions, office staff and supervisory staff.
More about the Census
The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census of the population be conducted once every 10 years. This decennial census has been conducted in the United States every 10 years since 1790. Census data is used to determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress, how many districts each state has, and how much federal funding states and counties receive, on top of other things. Census Day, or the reference day used for the census, will be on April 1, 2020.
How will the census be taken?
The 2020 count will be the first one to encourage all U.S. households to respond online. Paper forms will still be available, and residents will also be able to complete their census by phone or in-person.
For more information about local Census efforts, contact Catalina Cordova, (502) 574-5168.