News Flash

Home

Posted on: August 14, 2020

Time is Running Out for the 2020 Census

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau began its full, nationwide follow up, with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Up to 500,000 census takers across the country will go door to door to assist people in responding to the 2020 Census. Based on the current self-response rate of 65.4%, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 56 million addresses to collect responses in person.

With only six and a half weeks to go until the Census Bureau’s September 30 completion deadline, this ‘Nonresponse Follow-up’ (NRFU) operation is the final stage of conducting the once-a-decade population count of everyone living in the United States.

Please remind your residents that they can still respond online at 2020census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020, or by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received. Those that do so will not need to be visited to obtain their census response.

Those who choose to wait for personal contact can expect census takers to make multiple attempts to count residents at each housing unit address. In addition, phone calls may be used when in-person contact attempts have not resulted in an interview. If a voicemail is available, the census taker will leave a message asking the household to call one of the Census Bureau’s call centers.

After exhausting their efforts to do an in-person interview with a resident of an occupied housing unit, Census employees may seek out proxy sources — a neighbor, a rental agent, a building manager or some other knowledgeable person familiar with the housing unit — to obtain as much basic information about the occupants as possible.

Let your residents know that Census Takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. To confirm a census taker’s identity, the public may contact the New York Regional Census Center, which covers New Jersey operations, at 212-882-7100, to speak with a Census Bureau representative.

At this moment, New Jersey’s response rate is 65.4%, twenty-first, nationally. This week, we want to highlight the top-ranking municipality in each county.

  • Bergen County – Glen Rock (88.5%)
  • Union County – Berkeley Heights (85.3%)
  • Morris County – Mountain Lakes (84.7%)
  • Essex County - Glen Ridge (84.7%)
  • Middlesex County – Cranbury Township (84.1%)
  • Burlington County (tie) – Mansfield Township and Medford Lakes (82.6%)
  • Warren County – Greenwich Township (82.3%)
  • Passaic County – Ringwood (82.2%)
  • Hunterdon County – Bethlehem Township (82.2%)
  • Camden County – Audubon Park (82%)
  • Somerset County – Bernards Township (81.4%)
  • Monmouth County – Little Silver (81.3%)
  • Gloucester County – Wenonah (80.3%)
  • Mercer County – West Windsor (79.8%)
  • Atlantic County – Weymouth (77.6%)
  • Ocean County – Manchester Township (76.6%)
  • Sussex County – Fredon Township (76.4%)
  • Salem County – Pilesgrove Township (75.3%)
  • Cumberland County – Stow Creek (70.7%)
  • Cape May County – Dennis Township (64.9%)
  • Hudson County – Hoboken (64.3%)

Contact: Jon Moran, Senior Legislative Analyst, jmoran@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x121.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Vegetation Management Bill Advances

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Hospital Property Tax Bill Advances

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Governor Takes Action on Bills

Posted on: September 21, 2020

MIllioniares' Tax to Bolster State Budget

Posted on: September 21, 2020

State Budget Deliberations Begin

Posted on: September 11, 2020

Final NJ Census Push in Full Swing

Posted on: September 9, 2020

Census 2020- Time Is Running Out

Posted on: September 8, 2020

Proposed Budget Holds ETR/CMPTRA Level

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Week of August 17: COVID-19 Update

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Local Aid Crucial for Economic Recovery

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Week of August 10: COVID-19 Update

Posted on: August 14, 2020

Email Poll on Federal Assistance

Posted on: August 11, 2020

Week of August 2: COVID-19 Update

Posted on: August 9, 2020

COVID-19 Research Volunteers Needed

Posted on: August 6, 2020

Storm Update from NJBPU

Posted on: August 5, 2020

Week of July 27: COVID-19 Update

Posted on: August 5, 2020

Week of July 13: COVID-19 Update

Posted on: July 19, 2020

Murphy Ok's COVID-19 Borrowing Bill

Posted on: July 19, 2020

Interim State Budget Enacted

Posted on: July 6, 2020

Bridge Budget Bill Introduced

Posted on: June 26, 2020

Week of June 8, 2020 Covid-19 Update

Posted on: June 12, 2020

Week of May 25: COVID-19 Update

Posted on: May 29, 2020

Week of May 18: COVID-19 Update

Posted on: May 22, 2020

State Budget Update

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Call for Federal Lifeline

Posted on: May 22, 2020

DEP Launches "Mask Up!" Campaign

Posted on: May 20, 2020

Week of May 11 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: May 15, 2020

HEROES Act Includes Hometown Help

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Week of May 4 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: May 8, 2020

Week of April 27 COVID-19 Roundup

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Gov. Murphy OK's May 2 Park Reopening

Posted on: April 30, 2020

Possible Help for Seasonal Businesses

Posted on: April 30, 2020

New Federal Help for Local Businesses

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Week of April 20 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: April 24, 2020

Week of April 12 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: April 17, 2020

ABC Extends Retail License Terms

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Congress Considers Local Aid Bills

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Primary Election Day Moved to July 7

Posted on: April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Rundown: Week of March 30

Posted on: April 3, 2020

April 1 Is Census Day

Posted on: April 1, 2020

CARES Bill Follow-up

Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update Week of March 22

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Federal CARES Act Analysis Continues

Posted on: March 27, 2020

CARES Act Preliminary Snapshot

Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19: Free Informational Webinar

Posted on: March 24, 2020

State Freezes Spending

Posted on: March 25, 2020

March 23, 2020 Daily COVID-19 Update

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Signs EO on Elections

Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Bill Package

Posted on: March 15, 2020

Emergency Procurement Guidance

Posted on: March 15, 2020

March 13, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: March 13, 2020

State & Local COVID-19 Briefing

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Task Force Established

Posted on: February 11, 2020

Plastic Bag Ban Bill Advances

Posted on: January 31, 2020

Governor Delivers State of the State

Posted on: January 21, 2020

Lame Duck Roundup Week of January 13

Posted on: January 21, 2020

Treasury Funding Release Reported

Posted on: January 21, 2020

Gov. Approves Lead Service Line Bill

Posted on: January 10, 2020

Governor Signs Legislation

Posted on: January 10, 2020

DLGSA Extends CY 2020 Budget Deadlines

Posted on: January 3, 2020

Addressing a Toxic Culture

Posted on: January 3, 2020

Expungement Revisions Up for Final Vote

Posted on: December 13, 2019

FEMA to Delay New Flood Insurance Rates

Posted on: November 8, 2019

PFRS Personnel Hire & Search

Posted on: October 11, 2019