Census 2020: Working Toward a Complete Count for New Jersey
Welcome to Complete Count NJ a resource for New Jerseyans to ensure an accurate and complete count for Census 2020. Find your congressional and legislative districts hard to count areas here.
The Census is a count of all U.S. residents required by the Constitution every 10 years. The federal government uses it to allocate resources to state governments – more than $17.5 billion dollars to New Jersey every year. The Census determines congressional districts and state legislative districts. Almost everything we know about our population and our communities comes from information collected in the decennial census and its related surveys.
When New Jersey residents are not counted the state loses funding and influence.
The Census has historically missed counting people in Hard to Count (HTC) areas. Particularly vulnerable to not being counted: immigrants, people of color, urban residents, children under 5, people living in multifamily housing, non-native English speakers, and people who are homeless. To ensure an accurate count for New Jersey find Hard to Count areas near you below.
For more background on the Census and why it matters to NJ please read our full policy brief.
Find Hard to Count Areas
Click on the search icon and type your address to find your legislative district. Click on the map to get HTC information near you.
Click on the search icon and type your address to find your congressional district. Click on the map to get HTC information near you.