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The 2020 Census

Do Your Part and be Counted

People standing by the statement Be Counted ... because You Count!The final push for the census is now on! The count ends on September 30. Census takers have begun knocking on doors statewide to reach anyone who has not yet completed their forms. Please welcome these census takers and open your door. They are members of your community, your neighbors, working to make sure everyone is counted so your community can get its fair share of federal funding and be properly represented. Find out what to expect and how you can verify that someone is a census taker here.

2020 is the year of the U.S. Census count. Will you count or will you be missing?

Be Counted…Because You Count!

The census is about all of us, and that means everyone - adults, children and infants!  When we don’t count each and every person, we lose representation in Congress and it impacts, for the next ten years, the federal funds in NJ for vital programs and services ending homelessness, providing utility assistance, SNAP benefits and healthcare for you and your family.

Get answers to frequently asked questions.
Get answers to your questions in Spanish. 
View a 2020 Census Sample Questionnaire.

It’s Important to Complete a Census for all Properties, Including Seasonal Homes

If you live at multiple places throughout the year, count yourself at the address where
you live and sleep most of the time. If you split your time evenly between two or more

places, count yourself where you were staying on April 1, 2020. However, a census
response is required from each and every property. Read this informational flyer to learn more.

If you need assistance in filling out the 2020 Census and speak a different language, help is available here.

The Census is safe, easy, and important.
Be Counted…Because You Count!

It's as easy as 1-2-3

  1. Go online to to complete the survey and submit it; or
  2. Complete the paper census and mail it back; or
  3. Dial 211 and we will connect you to a local resource that can help you to get it done.


The U.S. Census count is underway. Will you count or will you be missing? NJ 211 urges you to Be Counted…Because You Count. It’s one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself, your family and your community.

The Census is safe, easy, and important. Be Counted…Because You Count!
Do it TODAY!

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