Census Bureau is Recruiting Census Takers in Washington


Runta News

Seattle, Washington – The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting hundreds of temporary Census Takers in Washington in advance of its Nonresponse Follow-up Operation for the 2020 Census. The pay rate is $16-23 per hour. 

The primary purpose of the Nonresponse Follow-up Operation is to count people in person at housing units who have not self-responded to the decennial census questionnaire. Census Takers visit and enumerate those households.  

The decennial count influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to states and localities each year. 

This temporary position is a good fit for students (aged 18 and older), retirees, holiday seasonal workers and gig workers.

Recruiting events in King County and Snohomish County

 Recruiters and staff from the Seattle and Everett Area Census Offices will help people apply for Census jobs and answer questions about the process at multiple locations in Snohomish County and King County on January 10th and January 11th.

There will also be staff to explain how people can keep their current jobs and work for the Census and to talk about the importance of the 2020 Census and what participation means and the returns it can bring to people in their communities. The local recruiting events will be at the following locations:

Friday January 10th and Saturday January 11th from 10 AM to 1 PM:

Rainier Beach Pool and Community Center

8825 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA  98118

 Friday January 10th from 10 AM to 1 PM.

King County Veterans Programs Services Division

6450 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA 98188

Everett Area Census Office

1000 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 401, Everett, WA  98208

 Saturday January 11th from 11 AM – 2 PM

Kent Regional Library

212 2nd Avenue North, Kent, WA  98032

Everett Area Census Office

1000 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 401, Everett, WA  98208 

People can also apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs. For more information about 2020 Census jobs, call 1-855-JOB-2020. For Spanish dial 9.

 Be a Census Taker (“Overview”/general info):


 Be a Census Taker (“Getting Started”/application process overview):


 Be a Census Taker (“The Work”/a day in the life of a census taker):





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