Waco-McLennan County Census Action Center 

McLennan County Hard to Count Map

Apply for a 2020 Census Job!

  • To apply for these positions go to the Census Jobs website and login or start a new profile.
  • It should ask you to verify your email address.
  • After verifying your email login to the website as a returning applicant - (called the applicant portal).
  • Fill out the application fully, taking the assessment if you want to be considered for a supervisor position. There is no particular position you're applying for. You'll be in a pool for Enumerator, Clerk and Recruiting Assistant (RA). If you took the assessment and scored well enough you'll also be in the pool for Census Field Supervisor (CFS) and Office Operations Supervisor (OOS).
  • If you filled out everything you should have a status of Available on the portal. If not then go back and fill out all the required info.
  • Selections... ALL Area Census Offices should be currently calling for enumerators. They should start calling for the last round of Census Field Supervisors in February or earlier if all positions fill. The last round of enumerator calls will start the first week of March to about the March 17.
  • Please answer your phone. Call the Areac Census Offices to find it's number they may be calling from... call 855-562-2020, option 3 then enter your zip code, it should tell you the number before forwarding you. Note the number and that or some form of it should be calling you... change of the last 2 digits. Be prepared to answer calls from 254-730-65XX.
  • When will calls come in? Most Area Census Offices are open 6 or 7 days a week and calls could come in as early as 8am to about 830pm, this will vary with each Area Census Offices.
  • Some Area Cenus Offices may or may not leave a message in general (except if you're identified as a veteran in the system) . Some may use text to alert you that we've called and will try back. Some may email. 

What is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and 5 U.S. territories.

This count is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online.

Video Guide to Completing the Census Online

To learn more about how to shape your community, roads, schools and future start here!

Census Action Team 

Meet your Waco-McLennan County Action Team.   

Pledge to be counted!

Pledge to be counted in the Waco-McLennan County 2020 Census and you will be signed up to reveipve updates from the 2020 Census Action Team like when the online portal is open and dates, times and locations of Community Census Action Centers. 

2020 Census Complete Count Committee

KCENTV Report on Complete Count Committee


Census 10 Facts you should know

Census General 

Education Flier


Education Poster Option 1

Education Poster Option 2

Why I Count General Poster

Census Resources & Materials

Spanish PSA

Statistics in Schools- Classroom Powered by Census Data

Census Outreach Materials

For Businesses


Texans Care for Children  When we miss kids, it harms children and their communities for a decade because our state loses billions of federal dollars for programs that give kids a healthy start in life: Head Start, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly "food stamps"), Title I education funding, child care subsidies, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), and school lunches.

Why the Census Matters - Reuters Graphics understanding The U.S. Census Bureau is finishing up a $5 billion project to move its decennial count of the American population online for the first time in history next year. The country-wide population count is an often-overlooked linchpin of America's democratic system. Its results determine how the federal government allocates almost $900 billion a year in federal spending. Even a 1% undercount can cost a state millions of dollars.By Ally J. Levine and Ashlyn Still DATED OCT 30, 2019

Toolkit for State and Local Officials

Young Adults 

Census 2020: Our Generation Counts 

Hispanic Population

NALEO Educaitonal Fund -  ¡Hágase Contar! Campaign 

To help illustrate how participation in the U.S. Census and the gathering of accurate census data is important for our democracy and the well-being of families and communities, we’ve developed a NEW ANIMATION VIDEO for the ¡Hágase Contar! Census 2020 Campaign.