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Census 2020 Resource Guide

Census 2020 Resource Guide, in English and Spanish, provides information and resources for students and New Jersey/Middlesex County/Rutgers University residents.

Count in Your Language

Is the Census available in other languages? YES! 

Over 99% of the nation's households speak English or one of these 12 languages: Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

The Census Bureau is providing multiple ways to respond and reaching out through advertising, outreach materials, and web content in each of these languages.


The census questionnaire will be available in English and these 12 Languages.


Call centers will be able to answer questions and take census responses in English and these 12 languages. Each language will have a dedicated phone number.


The census materials arriving by mail will include a short phrase in English and these 12 languages inviting people to respond online or by phone in their language.

  In Person

The Census Bureau is hiring census takers who speak the language(s) of their community. Census takers will follow up in person with households that don't respond on their own.

Beyond the 12 Languages

The Census Bureau will help people respond in 59 non-English languages by providing:

  • Video language guides that are narrated in 59 non-English languages to help people respond online.
  • Print language guides that are written in 59 non-English languages to help people complete the English paper questionnaire.
  • Census takers with a Language Identification Card that features a brief statement in the 59 non-English languages. If the census taker encounters a language barrier at the door, they can request that a census taker who speaks the household's language return to complete the interview.
  • Glossaries with translations of key words related to the 2020 Census to help communities create additional materials.

Census By Phone: Toll-free Numbers

English: 844-330-2020
Spanish: 844-468-2020
Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
Korean: 844-392-2020
Russian: 844-417-2020
Arabic: 844-416-2020
Tagalog: 844-478-2020
Polish: 844-479-2020
French: 844-494-2020
Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
Portuguese: 844-474-2020
Japanese: 844-460-2020
English (Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020
Spanish (Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD): 844-467-2020


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