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Census | Residents Info

The 2020 Annual Street List (Census) Form should be arriving in the mail to all Nahant residences in the next few days. It is important to fill these forms out and return them within 10 days of receiving them.

Please list all members of your household, include your pets in the spaces provided, dogs must be licensed if you did not receive a dog license application in with your Street Listing please download one on the Nahant Web  under the clerks page. Or you can pick one up in the Clerk’s office.

The Street List forms can be dropped off in the box provided in the Clerk’s office or mailed to: Office of the Clerk, 334 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908.

Please understand that this information provided is important to the Town and to you. The information you provide allows the Clerk’s Office the ability to keep the Voter List current and accurate, and is needed for school population projections and full funding from the state and federal government. For you it can mean the proof of residency for school enrollment, beach stickers.

If a Family Member is currently serving in the Military or away at college, unless that individual has established residency elsewhere, DO NOT REMOVE THEM FROM YOUR RESIDENCE CONTINUE TO LIST THEM AS RESIDENTS IN THE HOME.

Should a member of your family no longer reside at your address and/or they are a registered voter they must put in writing a request to be removed with their signature.

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk’s office at Town Hall.

Additional Details

Town Clerks are required by Massachusetts General Law to mail an Annual Street List (Census) form to all households in the town. This information is important to the Town. As the Town uses this population information for many reasons. It allows the Clerk’s office to keep:

  • For registered voter list accurate active vs. inactive.
  • For School population projections
  • To qualify for federal and state funding.

Nahant List of Residents

The List of Residents book is now available at Town Hall in the Clerk’s office. Cost is $5. This edition contains both Residents by Street Address and a complete list of Residents in alphabetical order.

Federal 2020 Census

The 2020 Census at a Glance
Counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place. The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. We are dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all individual responses the Census Bureau collects.

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count— or a census—of America’s population.The census provides vital information for you and your community.

  • It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.Redistricting counts are sent to the states by March 31, 2021.
  • Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.

Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on Census Bureau data.

In 2020, we will implement new technology to make it easier than ever to respond to the census. For the first time, you will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. We will use data that the public has already provided to reduce follow-up visits. And, we are building an accurate address list and automating our field operations—all while keeping your information confidential and safe.

Download a 2020 Info Packet below, or visit Nahant Town Hall or the Nahant Public Library For Paper Printouts.