TOMS RIVER – How well is your town responding to the 2020 US Census? It’s easy to find out with the new Census Response tool.
Response rates are updated daily. To view your municipality’s response rate, visit https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html, and follow the prompts on the right-hand side of the page.
It is not too late to respond to the 2020 Census. You can respond online at www.2020census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2200, or by filling out and mailing the questionnaire sent to your home.
Information on the Ocean County Government’s 2020 Census page reveals that Census data helps determine how more than $22.7 billion for programs and services each year will be distributed to New Jersey and its counties and municipalities.
That amount equates to about $2,548 for each New Jersey resident toward infrastructure improvements, senior services, public health, education, transportation, and financial aid such as Hurricane Sandy Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grants.
State population figures, determined by the decennial head count, also helps to determine the size of each state’s delegation to the US House of Representatives.
The Ocean County Library webpage contains further 2020 Census information and resources. Visit http://theoceancountylibrary.org/resources/census-2020.05-07-census.pdf