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2020 Census could bring added Colorado congressional seat

Posted at 6:42 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 09:46:01-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado's rapid growth brings added importance to the upcoming 2020 census. An accurate count could increase the number of Colorado representatives in congress.

When the census happens some states lose seats congressional seats in Washington and some get more. "We know that Colorado is on the cusp,” said Colorado Springs Mayor, John Suthers, “We've got seven congressional seats we believe we'll probably pick up an eighth." If there is an undercount by just a few percentage points, the state could miss out on the added seat. It would then be another ten years before congressional redistribution happens again.

The census count happens in 2020, but the process of opening offices and adding staff is happening now. For the 2020 county there will be thousand of census taker jobs added. The job pay range is $14.00 - $16.50 an hour depending on the location.

Census information can be found at