2020 Census: Get Involved at the Free Library!

By Clare F. RSS Thu, February 20, 2020

Please note: All Census Champion Trainings from now until March 30 have been cancelled.


Do you want to work toward a better future for our city?

Are you a trusted member of your community, who other people look to for information?

Are you 18 years of age or older and interested in a temporary job with a flexible schedule—one that pays up to $25.50 an hour?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should attend a 2020 Census event at the Free Library!

We’re hosting Census Job Fairs and Census Champion Trainings at neighborhood libraries across the city. Attend one of these free events and help ensure that every person living in our city is counted!

Work for the Census Bureau
In Philadelphia, the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring more than 3,000 temporary workers. Clerical, administrative, technical, and field positions are available. Most positions have flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Come to one of the following upcoming Census Job Fairs to hear about available positions, ask questions, and apply on-site.

And check out our Census Job Fairs happening throughout March!



Become a Census Champion
A Census Champion is a trusted messenger who has the tools to educate the community about the Census and its impact on our city. It’s important to spread knowledge about the Census through our own networks! Come to a free Census Champion Training to learn all about the 2020 Census and why it matters. Philly Counts facilitates these trainings, which are about one hour long.

And check out our Census Champion Trainings happening later in March and April!


Still not sure what the Census is, or why it matters?
Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a national survey that counts the population of the United States. This survey is called the Census, and it’s so much more than just a head count. Its results will impact Philadelphia for the next ten years.

Census data is used to determine how much representation we have in Congress and the amount of federal funds our city receives. Philadelphia currently receives more than $3 billion in federal funds every year for health, housing, schools, and infrastructure. If we don’t count everyone living in our city during the 2020 Census, these funds—as well as the important services they support, like Medicare, school lunch programs, highway maintenance, and special education grants—could be affected. That's why the Free Library is working to ensure a full and accurate census count of all Philadelphians.

Have a question for Free Library staff? Please submit it to our Ask a Librarian page and receive a response within two business days.

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I'm already applied for a census job as of last October.When will I get started working?Send me an email or send me a letter at:1515 W.Hazzard street,Philadelphia,pa.19132.
Richard Gray - North Philadelphia
Tuesday, March 3, 2020