Census 2020

What is the 2020 Census? Apply for a Census Job
Census 101: What You Need to Know New Jersey Census 2020
Help Lines for Non-English Speakers ***Online Census Form

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.

WE COUNT! Virtual Storytime with Auli’i Cravalho
ALA is partnering with actress Auli’i Cravalho, star of the animated film Moana, to remind families of the importance of completing the 2020 Census. Cravalho will be featured in a read-along video of "WE COUNT! A Census Counting Book for Kids, (and the Grownups That Love Them)" (Simply Put Media 2020), an interactive counting book with illustrations of diverse American families by artists representing their own cultural heritage.

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.

Represent New Jersey for the next DECADE! (September 14 - September 20)

NJ's communities are proud, diverse and GROWING--we need to ensure an accurate census count to capture a snapshot of our communities, so they can receive fair funding and are fairly and accurately represented by elected officials.

The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw and re-draw congressional and state legislative districts, based on where populations have increased or decreased.

Since Census data informs out political representation, it is imperative that NJ residents fill out the Census and register to vote. The dedaline to register to vote in the next election is October 13. Fill out the Census, then, if you are eligible, register to vote here: https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voter-registration.shtml

The Census is your chance to personally represent NJ for the next 10 years! September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. As of 2019, Hispanics have constituted 18.5% of the nation's total population. NJ is 1 of 12 states with a population of 1 millions or more Hispanic residents constituting 19% of the state's population. 

Census takes are knocking on doors NOW of those households who have not yet responded to the Census. Respond to the Census online, by phone or by mail!

What you need to know to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election (PDF)

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