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What Is the 2020 Census?
A Census message from Deena Caswell, Supervisor of Outreach & Diversity

Are you curious about how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census? Stay up to date with a map of self-response rates from across the United States. Start here.

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

All originally scheduled mailings, including mailing a paper questionnaire to households that haven’t responded yet, have now been delivered. Residents can respond onlineby phone, or by mail until October 31. Door-to-door follow-up with households that haven’t responded yet, will begin August 11.

For more information, visit the 2020 Census websiteClick here to view a sample Census Questionnaire.

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted!

Jobseekers can begin filling out an application online and visit the job details page for more information about qualifications and what to expect.

The New Jersey Complete Count Commission and the New Jersey Department of State are working together to ensure that we get a complete Census 2020 count in New Jersey. 

Visit their website at census.nj.gov and follow them on Instagram @NJCensus2020.

NJ Census 2020 – PUSH WEEK IN NEW JERSEY (July 27 - August 2)

Now is the time for ALL hands on deck. The countdown to the finish of the Census has begun. In early August, Census takers will start to visit households that have not responded yet, to ensure everyone is counted. If you don't want to worry about a home visit, fill out the Census online or by phone TODAY! Go to 2020census.gov, call 844-330-2020 (English), or visit our website at chplnj.org/census for more Census resources.

By filling out the Census, you'll participate in the PUSH Week Challange to see which counties/municipalities have the highest PUSH Week self-response % increase. Want to see our town's latest response rate? Go to 2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html .

The Census Bureau is required by law to protect all of your answers. Your responses are used only to produce statistics. The Census Bureau cannot disclose any personal information to any other government agency at any level. Not the police, not ICE, not anyone. Census Bureau employees take a lifetime oath to keep Census data confidential and the punishment is five years in jail or a fine of $250K if they violate the oath.

Having an accurate count of our population that reflects who we are and what we need is important for our residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations--especially as we work together to recover from COVID-19.

NJ’s federal funding for healthcare, schools, transportation & so much more depends on a complete count. You’re the most trusted voice to ask them to #FillitOut. It’s easy. Everything you need is here.

The Census is a civic duty that we all participate in, regardless of our status, and whose benefits reinforce and remind us like nothing else that we are truly all in this together.

Our country is very different in 2020 than it was in 2010. Be counted in the 2020 Census. It matters!

Help Lines for Non-English Speakers

English 844-330-2020
Spanish 844-468-2020
Chinese (Mandarin) 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese) 844-398-2020
Vietnamese 844-461-2020
Korean 844-392-2020
Russian 844-417-2020
Arabic 844-416-2020
Tagalog 844-478-2020
Polish 844-479-2020
French 844-494-2020
Haitian Creole 844-477-2020
Portuguese 844-474-2020
Japanese 844-460-2020
English (Puerto Rico Residents) 844-418-2020
Spanish (Puerto Rick Residents) 844-426-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD) 844-467-2020