We’re sharing some important 2020 Census updates on recruiting, Hispanic Heritage Month, and more.
2020 Updates You May Have Missed
Kicking Off the National Recruitment Campaign
The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off peak recruiting for the 2020 Census and we need your help!
Next week, the Census Bureau is hosting recruiting informational sessions across the country to answer questions about census jobs and the hiring process. Our goal is to recruit thousands of temporary workers for positions beginning in the spring of 2020. These jobs are critical to a complete and accurate census.
In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week to recognize the rich culture and contributions of Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean.
Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded the observance to a month-long celebration, stretching from September 15 to October 15.
The following facts are available thanks to the public’s invaluable cooperation and participation in U.S. Census Bureau surveys. We appreciate the information shared by each respondent as we continuously count and measure America’s people, places and economy.
59.9 million:The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2018, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority. Hispanics constituted 18.3% of the nation’s total population.
10: The number of states with a population of 1 million or more Hispanic residents in 2018 — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Texas.
29.5 years of age: The median age of the Hispanic (any race) population, an increase of 0.3 years since 2017.
Promote 2020 Census content on your social media channels, through your email lists, and on your website. Three new links on the census.gov homepage give visitors quick access to key 2020 Census information. The new 2020 Census features aim to drive awareness and easy access to the online content critical to the 2020 Census Integrated Partnership and Communications campaign efforts. Visitors who are looking for current operational details about the 2020 Census can find that information through the Surveys/Programs tab at the top of census.gov.
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