Make Money: 2010 Census Taker Part Time Work

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I love work opportunities that last for a short time period, but give you opportunity to make some good money.  Part time work for the 2010 Census is exactly that type of work.  Since it is highly seasonal, it didn’t make my list of 50 part time jobs.  Nevertheless, it does provide a great earning opportunity.

It is a great way to fully fund your emergency fund, pay off debt, take a vacation, or to start investing so you too can become an accidental millionaire.

What are the Advantages of Being a Temporary, Part-time Worker for Census 2010?

The work does not have a long term commitment.  In fact, it is only a temporary job.  Therefore, you can do some extra work, for a short time, at good pay, and get back to your normal life schedule.

As an employee you will be reimbursed for all your work related expenses and you will have the chance to work in your own neighborhood.

What Does a Census Taker Do?

Census takers visit people within their neighborhood.  Responsibilities include: locating households, explaining the reason for the census, doing short personal interviews, helping people finish the 2010 Census questionnaire, and recording responses on paper forms.

When Does the Census Taker Work?

Since you’re going to be finding people and helping them with the survey, your hours will be when people are typically not at work.  Thus, much of the work will include evening and weekend hours.  While this might not be appealing to some, it is a great second job opportunity for others who work during the day. 

Work schedules for census takers typically include 20 to 40 hours of work per week. However, the total number of hours vary a lot and depend on the area you are able to work.  When the work is completed, the job will also finish.  This is only temporary work. 

How Much Money Does a Census Taker Get Paid?

As a census taker, you will be paid an hourly rate.  To determine your hourly rate you can visit this interactive map.  Remember, all your work related expenses (determined by them, not you) will be reimbursed. 

In addition, you will get paid for up to four days of paid training.

To give you a pay estimate, I located the rates for some place in Texas.

In Texas, the lowest hourly pay rate is $10.50 per hour.

In Texas, the highest hourly pay rate is $17.75 per hour.

When Will the Census Taker Work Start?

Most hiring will be in the spring of 2010.  Work will start soon thereafter.

How To Apply For a Census 2010 Job

Check out application materials, print, and complete all the necessary forms.

Call the toll-free Jobs Line at 1-866-861-2010. TTY users should call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 to schedule and appointment to take a necessary employment test.  Alternatively, you can call your nearest Local Census Office (get the number from this interactive map).

Apply today by contacting your Local Census Office or by calling 1-866-861-2010

Photo by Ben.


  1. WBOB says

    hopefully these workers will pay attention to the Constitution and ask one thing and one thing only….”how many people live at this residence”.

    This was the intended purpose.

  2. Al says

    If you take the job you will do what you are paid to do unless it is unlawful. To do otherswise is to take money under false pretenses.
    This is a strong argument for avoiding working for government and corporations. Government gets its money at gunpoint (this is not an indictment of government – that is the only way it can get what it needs to operate), and corporations generally are not guided by Christian ethics in their business activities.
    Early Christians were Roman officers, even part of Nero’s staff (“household”) or perhaps even personal family, tax collectors (Zacchaeus became a Christian?). But soon the Roman system spewed them out or killed them if they would not abjure Christ in favor of Caesar. You cannot serve two masters …

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