Michigan Census Bureau Hiring for 2010 Count

15,000 temporary workers will be needed in Michigan for the U.S. Census Bureau 2010 survey.  The bureau opened a Regional Census Center in Detroit Michigan on Thursday, January 17, 2008.  The center will require around 160 full-time workers over the next year.

Michigan Census offices will be in the 15 congressional districts throughout the state being in October of 2009, with at least 1,000 workers in each office.

1980 marked the last time a regional census office was in Detroit Michigan, in 1990 the office was in Southfield and in Oak Park in 2000.

Tim Somers


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  1. M. Morgan says:

    Does anyone else wonder if the Census numbers are really valid, You have to ponder if these people are temps and are only making min. wage that they just don’t care and may mark down fake numbers to meet a quota?
    M. Morgan

  2. Audrey R Eaton says:

    Looking for info about temporary jobs for the 2010 census. Where to put in a application?

  3. Audrey,

    The the Censue Bureau web site here:

    Good Luck,


  4. M. Morgan

    I worked the 2000 census in Western Michigan. I have never worked with a greater bunch of people. Everyone seemed to do the job to the best of their ability and those who didn’t show a keen interest simply were not used again. There is close scrutiny of the work completed by group leaders. I worked that area for a little over a year from fall of 1998 to spring of 2000. I find that pay has little to do with the integrity of worker. A good worker can be spotted immediately by their interests and their questions. A good worker is interested in the job at hand. Seems to me they don’t ponder much on the intent and capabilities of others.

  5. Hey Kime,

    Awesome info – I often wondered about the integrity of the workers too – nice to put my mind at rest, with information first hand from someone like yourself, thanks for your post!!

    Tim Somers

  6. Brenda Branigan says:

    I am enquiring about a position with the Census Bureau. I live near downtown Detroit and the Grosse Pointe neighborhoods. I have previous experience from the 2000 census and am hoping to partake in 2010 as well. I have managerial and supervisory skills beyond the field experience from last time. Where can I apply in this area? Thank you,

  7. Cindy Sallade says:

    Hi Tim,
    I am also inquiring about a position with the Michigan Census Bureau. I live in W. Bloomfield, MI. Can you please tell me where I can apply in this area.
    Thank you,

  8. Hello Cindy,

    Here is the Regional Office Information –

    2010 Census Office
    U.S. Census Bureau
    Detroit Regional Census Center
    300 River Place Drive
    Detroit, MI. 48207
    (313) 396-5200 or 1-800-861-2010
    Fax: (313) 567-2109

    Good Luck!


  9. Kathleen Strickfaden says:

    I am scheduled to take the test to work for the census bureau for 2010 and was wondering if anyone knew what the hourly pay would be around? I am looking for the office positions and was told that would be a really good possibility with my experience. Anyone out there know….

  10. Terry Dryer says:

    I am very interested in working on the census. I have done census in many city as well as rechecks.

    Thank you
    Terry Dryer
    248 685-8213

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  12. John Edwin Moore says:

    I am looking to retrieve my application from the 2000 Census, as I am trying to obtain my birth certificate. I was informed that I could use my census application as one of the documents. Can you please advise me where I can go or who I can contact for this information.
    Thanking you in advance for your help in this matter.
    John Edwin Moore

  13. If you want to work for the 2010 Census call 1-866-861-2010 or visit the website at
    The site tells you how to apply.
    Good Luck everyone – Michigan is counting on you!

  14. Beverly S. Osborne says:

    In January someone from the Census bureau called me and stated I would be called back in February. I know the month isn’t over yet, but I do wonder when the training will begin in Escanaba in Michigans Upper Peninsula.

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