The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.
Every 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!
Morris 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.
When messaging the Census to your constituents, we recommend focusing on the following themes:
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.
The Census Bureau provides videos, flyers, brochures, and other promotional materials for your use:
The following sites are great resources for Census-related information: