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COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS 2020!
IT'S FAST, IT'S CONFIDENTIAL, AND IT'S IMPORTANT!

ONLINE: 2020CENSUS.GOV
BY PHONE (Tollfree): 844-330-2020 OR BY MAIL

In mid-August, Census-takers will start to visit households that have not responded yet, to ensure everyone is counted. You can eliminate the need for Census-takers to follow-up in person, by responding to the Census online or by phone TODAY!

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizes that a complete and accurate census count is critical to Ocean County and its municipalities.

Census data directly affects how more than $45 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to New Jersey and its counties, municipalities and communities for many programs and services. This comes out to over $5,000 per New Jersey resident for important infrastructure improvements, senior services, public health, education, transportation, including block grant programs, such as Hurricane Sandy Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grants. The Census population also determines Congressional representation. New Jersey lost a seat in the last two censuses.


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CENSUS ASSISTANCE

The branches of the OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY are Questionnaire Assistance Centers. The Library branches have trained staff to assist you with completing your 2020 Census on designated laptops or on your paper questionnaire.

>> More info on the Library website

Complete your Census by PHONE! Call toll-free: 844-330-2020, Spanish 844-468-2020, and about 50 other languages.

WHO AND WHERE TO BE COUNTED

Be Counted where you lived most of the time in the past year as of April 1, 2020.

Please be sure to count roommates, young children, newborns, grandparents, and anyone who is renting a space in your home. If someone is staying in your home on April 1 and has no usual home elsewhere, they should be counted in your household response.

If someone such as a college student is just living with you temporarily due to the COVID-19 situation, they should be counted where they ordinarily would be living on April 1, 2020.

CONFIDENTIALITY & SECURITY

Your responses are CONFIDENTIAL
All Census responses are kept strictly confidential and private, protected by US law, Title13. Your responses cannot be shared and cannot be used against you by ANY government agency, such as law enforcement, ICE or court in any way.

Beware of scams! A Census worker will never ask you for your social security number, bank or credit accounts, passwords, donations or politics.

CENSUS 2020

* For the first time in history, Americans can complete the US Census ONLINE! 2020CENSUS.GOV

>> View 2020 Questionnaire

CENSUS JOBS AND RECRUITMENT

  • The Census Bureau is still hiring Census-Takers, particularly those who are bilingual in Spanish or Yiddish. Recruitment is open through August 31.
  • Earn extra income while helping your community to get a complete and accurate count for the 2020 Census. The Census rates are $16-$20 for flexible part-time work in the Ocean County area.
  • To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.

CENSUS 2020
TIMELINE

  • Jan. 2020: Census promotions, count of remote areas.
  • Mar. 2020: Mailings sent
  • Apr. 1, 2020: CENSUS DAY!
  • Jul. - Sept. 2020: Group quarters, such as college dorms, senior centers, assisted living facilities counted.
  • Aug. 2020: Enumerators start visiting homes that have not yet responded.
  • Sept. 30, 2020: Census self-response and enumeration ends. Be sure to be counted before this date!
  • Dec. 2020: Census Bureau delivers apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.

Census 2020 promotional items made possible by a grant from the NJ Department of State Complete Count Commission