Census 2020

Census 2020 has started. ​ Everyone should already have received their mailed invitation to respond to the Census. For the first time, you can RESPOND ONLINE, BY PHONE, OR BY MAIL, all without leaving the safety of your own home.

 It’s very important for New Jersey that every resident gets counted, regardless of age or immigration status. Our Congressional representation depends on it. Over $1 trillion in Federal funding is allocated ​nationally based wholly or in part on Census counts, including almost $46 billion for New Jersey in 2017, including about $12 billion for Medicare and Medicaid, $1.6 billion for transportation, and more than $350 million for school breakfast and lunch programs. ​In these challenging times, ​it is especially true ​that continued funding for healthcare, health insurance, and emergency response resources ​is ​critical. Let’s make sure that New Jersey gets our fair share by achieving a complete count of all our residents.


It’s safe, easy, confidential – and very important. Census responses will not be shared with anyone, even other government agencies, such as police, FBI, courts, or immigration officials. Count everyone living in your household on April 1 – including grand​parents, tenants, roommates, live-in nannies, and newborn babies who haven’t yet come home. 

You can fill out the census online, by phone or by mail.

You can fill out the Census online or by phone in any of 14 languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Japanese) and TTY/TDD by phone. 

If you have lost or misplaced your User ID, please call 1-800-354-7271 for assistance.

Telephone lines are open:

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Press “0” to speak with a U.S. Census Bureau representative. Please have your mailing address available.


If you have additional questions about the Census, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.


Find “How to Respond to the Census” guides in 59 different languages, plus Braille and large-print format, here:



Need more information? Go to Census.NJ.gov.


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