2020 Census

2020 United States Census

The United States Census is mandated by the constitution and conducted every 10 years. It counts everyone in the United States and its territories where they are living on April 1, 2020. Census data can be used to inform funding for services like clinics, school, emergency services, and representation. In addition, data is also used to attract businesses, industrial sites, economic trends, and distributing billions of dollars in state and local funding. These aspects are important, so the City of Lock Haven is ensuring everyone is counted on April 1, 2020 by creating a Complete Count Committee (CCC).

Do your part and respond to the 2020 Census on April 1! Be sure to let us know using #LockHavenCounts.

What is a Complete Count Committee (CCC)?

Complete Count Committees are established by tribal, state, and local governments and by community leaders and organizations to educate and motivate residents to participate in the 2020 Census. The Committees bring local knowledge, influence, and resources to one table to collaborate on possible outreach techniques, advertisements, and educational opportunities. The Census Bureau recommends a CCC be comprised of members that represent:

  • Workforce Development
  • Faith-Based Community Members
  • Education Representatives
  • Government Bodies
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Community Organizations
  • Business and Industry

If you are interested in joining Lock Haven’s Complete Count Committee, please contact Abbey Roberts, Planner & Development Coordinator, at 570-893-5903.

2020 Census Timeline

March 12-20

  • The Census Bureau will send an invitation to every household inviting them to respond online to the 2020 Census. Some households will also receive paper questionnaires.

March 16-24

  • A letter will be sent to remind people to respond to the Census

April 1

  • Census Day! Fill out your questionnaire relative to where you are living on Census Day.

After April 1

  • A reminder letter and paper questionnaire will be mailed out to households who have not responded.
  • After April 27, if a household has not responded to the Census, and Census taker will follow up at the residence in person.

Be a Census Taker

The US Census Bureau hires thousands of people for positions that offer the perfect opportunity to earn extra income while helping your community! Census workers in Clinton County earn a wage of $16.50/hour while working flexible hours. A person may only work a maximum of 30 hours per week and is reimbursed $0.58/mile for travel. If you are interested in being a Census taker and helping your community, there are a few requirements, provided by the Census Bureau, you should know before you apply:

To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a valid email address
  • Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some assessment questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required)
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959
  • Pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting
  • Commit to completing training
  • Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends

Most jobs require employees to:

  • Have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available
  • Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training)

If you are employed elsewhere, your current job must be compatible with Census Bureau employment and not create conflicts of interest. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Also, you must not engage in any partisan political activity while on duty.

The Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit our Equal Employment Opportunity page.

If you are a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference. Documentation supporting your claim for preference must accompany your application. For more information, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Veterans’ Preference page.

Census Resources

2020census.gov

Census Timeline PDF

Census 101 PDF

Confidentiality PDF

Be a Census Taker PDF

Sample Census Questionnaire PDF

Response Area Outreach Mapper (ROAM)

Census guides – English, Spanish, German, Russian, Traditional Chinese