Understanding the process
1. Census questionnaire forms will be mailed out to every household beginning in March 2020. The form can be filled out online or over the phone beginning March 23.
2. For the first time, census forms can be mailed in or submitted online, over the phone or to an address canvasser who comes to the door.
3. Canvassers will follow up to nonresponsive residences to collect the census data through July 2020.
4. Results of the survey will be delivered to the president by Dec. 31, 2020.
Trends to watch in the Tomball, Magnolia area
The population in the Tomball and Magnolia area has grown in the last couple of decades, and the 2020 census will shed light on exactly how much the area has grown.
How to get involved
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for 5,000 people in Harris County to become temporary employees for the 2020 counts. The starting hourly pay rate is $19.50-$24.50. Apply online at www.2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-JOB-2020.