Volunteers needed for Tempe’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 U.S. Census

The City of Tempe encourages community members to apply for volunteer positions on the city’s 2020 U.S. Census Complete Count Committee.

Apply online at www.tempe.gov/BoardsandCommissions through Sept. 14.

Cities and towns around the country form Complete Count Committees to help get the most accurate count of their residents.

Tempe residency is not required to serve on the Complete Count Committee, if the individual works in Tempe and brings a valuable perspective or expertise in reaching audiences. More information about the Complete Count Committee role is available at www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/complete_count.html 

Census Day for the 2020 U.S. Census is April 1, 2020. Tempe wants to educate and encourage a full count of those living in the city because the results determine how much federal funding Tempe will get for needs like transportation, housing assistance and more.

Aug. 7, 2018 press release about volunteering for Tempe's Complete Count Committee

Jobs with the Census

Looking for information on how to get a job with the Census Bureau? Go to this webpage: www.2020census.gov/jobs

United States Census 2020 


The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. The Census Bureau will continue to improve its use of mobile technology, geospatial innovations, and internet self-response. The Census takes place in April 2020.

Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates a population count each decade. So, America gets just one chance every 10 years to conduct the largest mobilization and operation in the United States. The Census requires years of research, planning and development of methods and infrastructure to ensure an accurate and complete count.

2020 Census Large Scale Recruiting Efforts for Field and Local Office Positions


Starting in Fall 2018: A relatively small-scale recruiting effort will be performed to fill outreach and office positions, including Recruiting Assistant, Office Operations Supervisor, and Clerk positions.

Starting in January 2019: The Census Bureau will begin opening 40 Area Census Offices (ACOs) to support the first large field operation, Address Canvassing. The recruiting effort will take place from January 2019 to June 2019.

Starting in June 2019: An additional 208 ACOs will begin opening to support all field operations conducted in the year 2020. The recruiting effort will take place from September 2019 to February 2020.

Census links

U.S. Census Bureau www.census.gov

Maricopa Association of Governments


Local communities learned more about the Census and its importance to our state, cities and towns from training by the Census Bureau staff. In the MAG region, local governments will form Complete Count Committees to promote and encourage response to the 2020 Census. The local CCC comprise a broad spectrum of government and community leaders who act as trusted voices to develop and implement awareness of 2020 Census.