When you take the Census, you are funding our community’s classrooms, health clinics, and fire departments. You are paving our roads and providing health insurance. You are feeding our kids through school lunch programs and food stamps. That is why Arm In Arm is partnering with nonprofit across our community to make sure everyone is counted.
The U.S. Census Bureau has begun its once per decade count of every individual living in the United States. The results of the Census will affect New Jersey’s Congressional representation and hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding over the next ten years. For more information, check out the information below or visit NJ Census 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! The Census Bureau has extended the response period to October 31. You can complete online, over the phone, or using the paper form sent to all households that had not completed their Census as of early April. You should count yourself at the place where you are living and sleeping most of the time as of April 1, 2020 (Census Day).
The Census will ask about how many people live in your home, whether you own your home, demographic information, and your phone number in case they need to follow-up.
The Census will not ask about citizenship status. They will not ask for anyone’s Social Security number, for money, or for bank account or credit card numbers.
The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous. By law, the Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home. The law ensures that your private data is protected and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court, including ICE, the FBI, and local law enforcement.
Census Bureau employees that violate data confidentiality laws are subject up to a $250,000 penalty and 5 years in prison.
No. Only count people residing in your home. This does include those that are unrelated to you.
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Special thanks to our partners
& the Census 2020 NJ Counts Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation