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

Census 2020 logoEvery 10 years, the United States government does a person-by-person count of all people living in the country.

The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and is used to define legislative districts and apportion seats in the House of Representatives. Census data is used to determine how federal funds are allocated for critical services such as public health, education, transportation, and social services, so getting everyone counted in our county is vital.

Morris County supports the Census, and can help your non-profit or municipality get the word out!

Materials for Non-Profits and Municipalities

NJ Census 2020 - Strength in NumbersMorris County was awarded a grant from the State of New Jersey to provide certain materials and services to municipalities and non-profit social service organizations to reach Hard-to-Count populations.

We are providing laptops, snacks, translation services, and Census-related printed materials for your Census event or organization.

If you’re interested in these services, fill out our Materials Request Form. You must be a Morris County non-profit or municipality to qualify.

Promotional materials have been funded through grant from the Department of State Complete Count Commission.

Messaging

When messaging the Census to your constituents, we recommend focusing on the following themes:

  • Safe. Your data will not be shared. There is no citizenship question on the Census.
  • Easy. You can fill out the Census online for the first time in 2020. You can also respond by mail. The Census is available in many languages.
  • Important. The count determines how much money the federal government allocates for programs in your area. They can only know how much to give if they have an accurate count. Be counted!

The most common languages in Morris County are English and Spanish. We recommend messaging in both of those languages, and in whatever other languages are prominent in your jurisdiction.

Promotional Materials

The Census Bureau provides videos, flyers, brochures, and other promotional materials for your use:

External Resources

The following sites are great resources for Census-related information: