2020 Census

Census 2020 will be taking place April 1, 2020, which is considered National Census Day. The Census has taken place every 10 years since 1790, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution – an effort to count every person living in the United States.


“Participation is critical,” said Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who is leading the County’s 2020 Census Count efforts. “The results of the Census determine how Congress is apportioned and how federal and state funding is distributed. These two factors are key in us obtaining our fair share of funding for vital programs and services.”

Vicari noted that Census 2020 will be historically different. “This year, for the first time, about 80 percent of households will receive a postcard instead of a paper questionnaire, directing them to complete the form online,” Vicari said. “Because of this change, the work of the Ocean County Complete Count Committee and municipal complete count committees is even more important.

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizes that a complete and accurate census count is critical to Ocean County and its municipalities. We ask that each and every household please complete their 2020 Census.

For more details please visit the Ocean County website – www.ocean.nj.us/home