Every 10 years, the government takes a head count of how many people live here in the good ol' U-S-of-A. At last count (2010), 308,745,538 people call some part of America their home. Needless to say, but I will anyway, that's a whole bunch of people, and it's highly likely that number has risen a bit since then. While each household is ultimately responsible for making sure they get counted, some may simply forget, or need some sort of assistance in accurately filling out the form, maybe more so now than ever before considering the old paper forms are going by the wayside in favor of an online submission. Despite the majority of the public having the capability of being online in some form or another, not all of them are due to cost, lack of desire, or some other reason. That's where you can help.

The U.S. Census Bureau, the department responsible for making sure everyone gets counted, is looking to hire 500,000 people like you for part-time and temporary positions including checking for valid and new addresses, as well as going door to door after the census begins on April 1st, 2020 to help those who are unable to access the online form for whatever reason get counted.

According to a press release from the Bureau, pay rates range "from $13 to $30 an hour, depending on where you live." Here's how it breaks down by state for the counties within the WKDQ listening area:

  • Indiana - $14 to $15 per hour
  • Kentucky - $14 per hour
  • Illinois - $14 per hour

The Census Bureau website makes it easy to find out how much you can make in your county through a couple of quick drop-down menus. Simply select your state, then your county, and the site will tell you the pay rate almost instantly. They also offer an interactive map where you can simply hover your cursor over each county in your state to see the rates.

This could be a great job for someone who is looking to pick up a little extra cash outside their normal 9 to 5, or someone not currently working who'd like something to keep them occupied.

Applications are currently being accepted online through the Census Bureau website.

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau Press Release]