2020 Census Guide

A guide for State and Local REALTOR® Associations

The 2020 Census Guide is an important resource for Associations and NAR members alike. It’s imperative that everyone in the U.S. participate in the 2020 census. The data the census provides directs federal funds that support critical public policy programs in communities across the country.

The decennial census is extremely important and NAR supports a complete and accurate U.S. population count.

The Census Guide is a resource for NAR members, stakeholders, and state and local associations to learn more about the impact of the census.

This guide includes:

  • Background on the Census
  • Important Census Dates
  • Census FAQs
  • How NAR Uses Census Data
  • Top Ways Census Data are Used
  • Allocation of Federal Funds Based Upon Census Data by State
  • Key Federal Programs that are Funded Based Upon Census Data
  • Ways for REALTORS®  to be involved in the 2020 Census
  • Messaging on the Census
  • Additional Census Resources

Spread the word about the Census using the hashtag #REALTORSCount on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

For additional information about the census, please visit 2020census.gov.


2020 Census

The decennial census is important for all REALTORS® because completing the 2020 census means more resources for businesses and communities.

NAR 2020 Census Webinar

On March 4, NAR hosted a webinar with the U.S. Census Bureau on the importance of this year's decennial census and how census data are used.

Watch the recorded webinar

Download the presentation slides (PDF: 2 MB)

REALTOR® Party Resources for State and Local Associations

Please visit realtorparty.realtor/census to find out the ways that your association can be engaged on this issue.

REALTORS® can sign up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts using the form below or by texting the word REALTORS to 30644.