The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present information about the 2020 US Census.
Why is the Census important?
Click the pages below to understand the importance of participating in the census, and how your participation can impact funding for our community.
2020 Census Deadline Extended
The US Census Bureau recently extended key deadlines due to hurdles posed by the public health crisis. This provides companies with more time to encourage employees and customers to complete their census questionnaires in the comfort of their own homes - without ever meeting a census taker. When more people self-respond, census data is more accurate and data collection operations are more cost-effective.
New important deadlines include:
• October 31: Final deadline to complete a census questionnaire. Original deadline was July 31.
• August 11: The Census Bureau plans to start door-knocking operations, when census takers visit the homes of those who have not self-responded. It is important to encourage residents to complete their census questionnaires before this period.
Key Message: It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends and loved ones to complete the census, too.
- 51.8% of Residents have completed a census form
- There are still many households who need to complete a census questionnaire, but some states and regions are doing better than others. Check out how your community is performing using this helpful tool.
Want to work for the Census?
There will be a local census office that will also be hiring a variety of positions starting immediately. These positions may pay between $15-$20/hour with a flexible schedule. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply! The Area Census Officer (ACO) in Grand Prairie will be located 2010 N. Hwy 360, Grand Prairie, TX.