The State of Michigan is preparing for the 2020 Census. The census happens once every decade and is a critical tool for counting the U.S. population. The first census happened in 1790, shortly after George Washington was elected president. Today, the census remains a critically important civic duty that determines funding for local communities and essential services, shapes congressional representation, determines legislative districts and much more.
Research shows low-income people, communities of color, rural communities, young children and non-citizens are especially undercounted and this is something we are working to change in our state in 2020. In order to show our growth and economic opportunity, it will take participation from all Michigan residents, including neighbors, business owners, employers and community leaders, to make sure everyone is counted.
Our 60 Complete Count Committees across the state will work with our nonprofit and state and local government partners to get our message out and help ensure everyone in Michigan is counted.
Want to help ensure a complete count for Michigan? The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for thousands of Michiganders to apply for census jobs, both full and part time positions, including nights and weekends. Apply here.
We’re proud to partner with the following organizations to make sure everyone is counted in 2020.
Church of God in Christ