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Jobs at Headquarters

Census Headquarters

The headquarters of the Census Bureau is located in Suitland, Maryland, part of the greater Washington, District of Columbia area. Our headquarters building is convenient to commuters by car or public transportation with our own entrance to a Metro station.

As the nation's leader of quality data related to our country—its population, resources, economy, society, and culture—we have built a team of world class experts in survey methodology, economics, project/program management, data science, research, information technology, business, and much more.

Career Spotlights

Shalise, Economist, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division

"The Bureau’s leadership both empowers individuals to develop new ideas and provides the requisite tools and resources to see those ideas through. That encouragement and support fosters the collaborative environment that enables me to either start or join the projects that I find most interesting."

Scott, Statistician (Data Scientist), Office of Survey and Census Analytics

"My greatest sense of pride comes when I see a big change in the quality of new incoming data after identifying a problem. It’s incredibly rewarding to see that an action I’ve taken has improved the data quality, which is really the representation of dozens, hundreds or sometimes even thousands of Americans."

Sonia, Survey Statistician, Decennial Census Management Division

"I started as a Demographer in the Demographic Directorate. My job as a Branch Chief and project manager provides me the opportunity to work with people from different areas such as, Geography, IT, and contractors to be the liaison between the Census Bureau and many local and state partners, create new online applications, and lead of one of the many operations of the Decennial Census."

Rafael, Mathematical Statistician, Decennial Statistical Studies Division

"As an Army veteran, I’ve always found fulfilment in public service. After earning my master’s degree in mathematics, the Census Bureau provided the perfect opportunity to continue working in public service while being able to showcase my mathematical and technical skills."



Below are a few of the many types of jobs based at the Census Bureau’s headquarters location:

Scientific / Technical

  • Cartographers
  • Computer scientists
  • Data scientists
  • Economists
  • Geographers
  • Information technology specialists
  • Instructional system specialists
  • Mathematical statisticians
  • Social Scientists
  • Statisticians

Financial / Contract Management

  • Accountants
  • Budget and financial analysts
  • Contract specialists

Professional, Administrative, Communications and Management

  • Administrative specialists
  • Digital media specialists
  • Equal employment opportunity specialists
  • Human resources specialists
  • Investigators
  • Management and program analysts
  • Policy analysts
  • Public affairs specialists
  • Safety and occupational health specialists
  • Training specialists
  • Visual information specialists
  • And more…

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Page Last Revised - December 30, 2022
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