Census 2020 NJ

Why is the Census so Important?

Every 10 years, the U.S. is mandated by the constitution to count every person in the country.  The next decennial count, the 2020 Census, is coming up in March-April 2020. It is important that every person is counted, but in New Jersey there are many residents that are “hard to count.” That is why outreach and education efforts are necessary to ensure everyone is counted.

Nearly $23 billion in federal funding for New Jersey depends on Census counts, including Medicaid, hospital funding, Title I school funding, child care, student loans, highway and transportation funding and school meals programs. Click here for a program list.

About the Census 2020 NJ Coalition

The Census 2020 NJ Coalition is a statewide outreach and awareness campaign to coordinate nonprofit and community-based efforts to ensure an accurate 2020 Census count for our state. The coalition is working together with the State of New Jersey Complete Count Commission and the U.S. Census Bureau to make sure the public has clear, accurate information about the importance of the upcoming Census.

As part of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission, New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) will be serving as a kiosk for the New Jersey community where people can come to our offices (listed below) and complete the Census.

Additionally, NJCA staff will be conducting Census Presentations for organizations. If you are a member of an organization interested in learning about the census, we can provide a presentation to your group (minimum of 10 people in attendance). For more information, please contact: Liz at 732-246-4772, ext. 126 or Mariela at 973-643-8800, ext. 233.

NJCA Kiosk Locations: Monday – Friday: 10AM – 4PM

Economic Security Center – 165 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Main Office – 625 Broad Street, Suite 270, Newark, NJ 07102
973-643-8800 – Contact Michelle at Ext. 210

Central Jersey – 75 Raritan Avenue, Suite 200, Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-246-4772 – Contact Lynn at Ext. 110

General census information

Census 2020 Flyer: What you need to know. Available in English or Español

U.S. Census Bureau: 2020 Census at a Glance

U.S. Census Bureau: 2020 Census Timeline

U.S. Census Bureau: Milestones and Timeline

Census Counts national webpage

Census Bureau Community Outreach kit

Census job site

Materials provided in partnership from Advocates for Children of New Jersey, for more information on the Census, please visit their website at https://acnj.org/census2020nj/.


New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund is monitoring the Coronavirus situation and following the guidance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and various US state and local government entities. Our first priority is the health and well-being of those individuals with whom we work and serve. Therefore, effective immediately our staff will be working remotely and will provide services over the phone. To find a complete list of our staff, programs and services, click here.

For loan counseling and financial coaching clients your application process will remain the same. One-on-one sessions will be provided via telephone and video conferencing. For questions about healthcare enrollment or the Census, call (973) 643-8800, extension 210. For any other information please visit our website at www.njcaef.org for updates or leave a message in the general mailbox and it will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member. Thank you and stay well!

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF)



New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund está monitoreando la situación del Coronavirus y siguiendo la guía establecida por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, la Organización Mundial de la Salud y varias entidades gubernamentales estatales y locales de los Estados Unidos. Nuestra prioridad es la salud y el bienestar de las personas con quienes trabajamos y servimos. Por lo tanto, con efectividad inmediata, nuestro personal trabajará de manera remota y brindará servicios por teléfono. Para encontrar una lista completa de nuestro personal, programas y servicios, haga clic acquí.  

Para los clientes de asesoría de préstamos y asesoramiento financiero, su proceso de solicitud seguirá siendo el mismo. Se proporcionarán sesiones individuales por teléfono y videoconferencia. Para preguntas sobre la inscripción de atención médica o el Censo, llame al (973) 643-8800, y marque la extensión 210. Para cualquier otra información, visite nuestro sitio web en www.njcaef.org para actualizaciones o para dejar un mensaje en el buzón general y será enviado al personal correspondiente.

Gracias y manténgase seguro!

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF)