Information and events for the upcoming 2020 census to be held on April 1, 2020
The 2020 Census is quickly approaching! New Hampshire’s participation in the upcoming count of population on April 1, 2020, is of critical importance to determine the number of seats representing our state in the U.S. House of Representatives. But the Census will also provide our communities with information vital for funding and planning by state and local governments. A complete count of the population in 2020 is necessary for drawing accurate boundaries for voting and legislative districts, and communities rely on Census Bureau statistics for information to plan new businesses, schools, roads, hospitals, job training, centers, and senior care needs.
News and Updates
- Granite United Way, with funding from the New Hampshire Funders Forum is accepting applications for the New Hampshire Complete Count 2020 Mini Grant Program on a rolling basis until March 6, 2020. The short term program is designed to assist non-profit organizations, including local complete count committees, across New Hampshire in their outreach and organizing efforts to attain the highest 2020 Census count possible. 501(c)(3) organizations can apply for a funding award of $500 to $1,500 . Priority will be given to applications that prioritize outreach to hard to count populations at greatest risk of an undercount in New Hampshire including:
- Low-income communities in targeted geographic areas (e.g., Manchester, Nashua, Concord, North Country, Claremont)
- Rural areas with limited broadband or cell phone access
- College students
- Immigrants and refugees
- Young children
- Older adults
- All 2020 Census Systems Go: How Smart Planning, Thorough Testing, and Backup Systems Will Deliver a Secure and Successful Count (U.S. Census Bureau, February 11, 2020)
- The 2020 Census Paid Media Campaign kicked off on January 14, 2020. For more information see the Census Bureau's 2020 Census Paid Media Campaign webpage.
- A completely counted census will benefit everyone in New Hampshire (NHBR, January 13, 2020)
As of January 6, 2020 the Census Bureau has increased the hourly rate for census takers in New Hampshire to $20.00 an hour! You can apply online at the Census Bureau's job site.
- Why A Complete Census Count is Critical (NH Charitable Foundation, November 26, 2019)
- The 2020 Census is Coming To a Laptop Near You (Union Leader, October 14, 2019
2020 Census Information
- General Resources - last updated February 25, 2020
- Hard to Count Populations & Affinity Group Resources - last updated February 26, 2020
- Complete Count Committees in New Hampshire
- 2020 Census Employment Opportunities in New Hampshire
- Counting for Dollars 2020 - The Role of the Decennial Census in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds to New Hampshire
The Road to the 2020 Census
Below is a breakdown of where we are in the process. For additional details about the Road to the 2020 Census see this
Census Bureau infographic.