Door-to-door census taking begins this week. To avoid the knock on your door, or simply for greater convenience, complete your 2020 census by phone, mail, or online today.
Think of local schools, grants that support teachers and special education. Think of assistance for older adults, programs to prevent child abuse, funding for fire departments, roads and highways.
The 2020 Census can shape many different aspects of our community -- from wildlife conservation affecting the environment to public transportation affecting property values and quality of life.
The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.
And, the results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
Whether you're commuting to work every day or taking a family road trip, caring for a family member with special needs or seeking the best public school education for your children. Perhaps social justice for the elderly is your passion, or the environment, or you are concerned about the interests of New Jerseyans being adequately represented in Washington... Census results influence all of these areas and shape our future.