2020 Census Information


"Census Day" is April 1, 2020. As the 2020 Census is approaching, municipalities have an opportunity to create an accurate population picture that will impact planning on the local, state, and federal levels for years to come. Visit this page often for updates on how municipalities can best prepare for the Census and utilize the information delivered.

DOWNLOAD: NLC Municipal Action Guide

The NJLM affiliate, National League of Cities, has prepared a 36-age census Municipal Action Guide that can be downloaded from Cities Count: Preparing for the 2020 Census.

The guide includes the following sections:

  • City Census Checklist
  • Census Timeline for Cities
  • Fast Facts & Talking POints for Constituents
  • The "Citizenship Question"
  • And more...

LINK: Explainer Video From NLC 

The National League of Cities has created a motion graphic video on the 2020 Census. This explainer video seeks to maintain interest and promote best practices around the Census, all while providing you with a resource to send out to your community and network.

Helpful Information

Municipal Efforts