2020 Census

Census data directly affects how more than $22.7 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 about $2,548 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.


  • Now through March 2020: Census Jobs Recruitment
  • January 2020: Census promotions, count of remote areas.
  • March 2020: Postcards mailed
  • April 1, 2020: CENSUS DAY!
  • April 2020: Group quarters, such as college dorms, senior centers, assisted living facilities counted.
  • May 2020: Enumerators visit homes that have not responded.
  • Dec 2020: Census Bureau delivers apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.

For more information see: http://co.ocean.nj.us/oc/census2020/frmHome.aspx


Be Counted Where It Counts!

All persons who spend at least six months out of the year in Ocean County should be counted as an Ocean County resident, regardless of whether they are carrying an out-of state license, vehicle registration; even if they are registered to vote elsewhere.

Being counted as an Ocean County resident ensures that federal funding goes towards your local services where you live most of the time.


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

  • Verify Census worker’s employment. They should have a valid photo ID badge, official bag or laptop with logo.
  • Call Customer Service Center to confirm: 800-923-8282.
  • Verify a mailing, phone call or survey. 
  • Census data and its collection are strictly confidential and protected under Title 13.