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Committee preparing for the 2020 census

Census Bureau hopes to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers in 2020
Posted at 5:14 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 07:14:48-05

BOISE, Idaho — A committee formed by Governor Brad Little to help in the 2020 census met Thursday to go over how the state can assist federal partners.

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a population count every 10 years, and the census results help determine allocation of federal funds and electoral redistricting. However, getting accurate numbers can mean so much more.

"Sometimes it makes a difference on whether you're going to have funding to be able to blacktop or gravel that road in some of your rural areas," said Michael Hall, Assistant Regional Census Manager. "So it's very important that we count everybody because everybody benefits when everyone is counted."

American households will receive an invitation to participate by April.