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Wisconsin still needs census-takers for 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau has reached half of its recruiting goal in Wisconsin, but still needs more than 24,500 people to apply for census-taker positions throughout the state.

Census-takers will be hired to work in their own communities in order to go door-to-door to collect responses from those who do not respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail.

Census-taker positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training, and weekly paychecks. Census-taker pay rates range from $17 to $24 per hour in Wisconsin.

To determine the pay rate in a specifi c area, learn more about these positions, or apply for one of the temporary jobs, visit

In addition to the financial benefits, being a census-taker is a great way to help your community. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives, and inform how state, local and federal lawmakers will allocate billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities every year for the next 10 years.

Applying for a census job is simple. Visit 2020census/jobs or call 855-JOB2020, and select option 3 for more information. Pay rates for field and clerical jobs can be found at jobs/pay-and-locations.

Most applications will remain active throughout the 2020 Census and may be considered as positions become available.

A census recruiting event is also planned for Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Marathon County Courthouse in Wausau.