Data from the census is used to determine congressional apportionment and redistricting, as well as to distribute over $900 billion across 325 federal spending programs.
Norfolk Census 2020 Complete Count Committee
The City of Norfolk has established a partnership with the United States Census Bureau, to lend support to their efforts to conduct the 2020 Census.
A Census Complete Count Committee was established by City Council resolution, with members appointed on May 14.
The first meeting of the Committee took place June 20, 2019, at Norfolk Scope. This is the first of five Committee meetings that will be held during the planning process for the Census. The Committee is chaired by Councilman Thomas R. Smigiel, and is comprised of over forty Norfolk residents, business leaders, and organizational representatives including Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, the Urban League, civic leagues, and business association.
The Committee will work with the Census Bureau and city staff to encourage Norfolk residents to participate in next year's census, to be conducted beginning March 2020.
- City Council Resolution establishing Complete Count Committee
- City Council Resolution naming members to the Committee
The city is also working with the Census Bureau to recruit and hire approximately 1,600 persons in Norfolk.
The city's Norfolk Works Office is assisting the Census Bureau by providing work space one afternoon each week and providing hiring information at various Norfolk events and activities.
To apply for a census job go to 2020census.gov/jobs.
Census assistance is available at the Norfolk Works office at 100 Bank Street on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. For more information call 757-763-6064.