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2020 Census

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.

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives will be leading an effort to establish a statewide Complete Count Committee (CCC) in 2019. If you are interested in joining the statewide committee please e-mail ken.gallager@osi.nh.gov.

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring in New Hampshire!

The U.S. Census Bureau is actively recruiting for various positions in New Hampshire as part of the lead up to the 2020 Census. At this time, positions to be filled at the Concord field office include Administrative Manager and Information Technology Manager. The Census Bureau is also accepting applications for Partnership Specialists including a Hillsborough/Rockingham County Partnership Specialist and Census Address Canvassars across New Hampshire -- address canvassing will begin in August 2019. Applications for Census Taker jobs, which will start in late Spring 2020 are also being accepted now. To apply and search for additional 2020 Census positions in New Hampshire, which will be posted as we get closer to Census Day, see the 2020 Census New Hampshire page or the 2020 Census jobs page.

The Road to the 2020 Census

Below is a breakdown of where we are in the process. For additional details about the 2020 Census see the U.S. Census 2020 Census page.

2020 Census Timeline
Year Milestone
Fall/Winter 2018
  • Launch of the Partnership Program
  • Field Office Recruitment Begin
2019
  • Open Wave 1 Field Offices (January – March) – including Concord, NH office
  • Open Wave 2 Field Offices (June - July)
  • Complete Count Committee Formation
  • Address Canvassing (August - October)
2020
  • Advertising – Begins in early 2020
  • Census Day – April 1, 2020

  • Nonresponse Follow-up for households that did not complete the 2020 Census – March - July 2020
  • Apportionment Counts to the President – December 31, 2020
2021
  • Redistricting Counts to the States – by March 31, 2021

Complete Count Committees

State and local governments, community-based organization, faith-based groups, schools, businesses; the media; and community leaders will play a key role in educating and motivating households to participate in the 2020 Census. Through collaborative partnerships, the U.S. Census Bureau and community leaders can reach the shared goal of counting everyone (including all those residing in New Hampshire) in 2020. In addition to traditional partnership activities, you can participate in a Complete Count Committee. A complete Count Committee (CCC) is a volunteer committee focused on raising awareness and motivating households in their communities to participate in the 2020 Census. The CCC program is key to creating awareness in communities across the country. A CCC is comprised of a broad spectrum of government and community leaders from various backgrounds, including education, business, healthcare, and other local organizations. These trusted voices utilize their knowledge of the community to develop strategies to encourage their community members to respond. CCC activities could include:

  • Incorporating census information in newsletters, social media posts, podcasts, mailings, and web sites
  • Providing opportunities for Census Bureau staff to participate in organization events
  • Utilizing Statistics in Schools classroom resources
  • Promoting upcoming 2020 employment opportunities with the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Organizing census forums or community groups
  • Hosting CCC kickoff meetings with media briefings

For additional information on how to set up a Complete Count Committee in your community see the U.S. Census Bureau’s Complete Count Guide. pdf file To check if your community has set up a local complete count committee see the U.S. Census Bureau's Complete Count Committee interactive map.

Other Census 2020 Resources

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NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2155  |  fax: (603) 271-2615