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What is the 2020 Census?

The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future.

Why is it important?

Your responses inform where over $675 billion is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinics, schools, roads, and more.

Census data gives community leaders vital information to make decisions about building community centers, opening businesses, and planning for the future.

Responding also fulfills your civic duty because it’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

Your responses are used to redraw legislative districts and determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Is the Census data confidential?

Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way—not by the FBI, not by the CIA, not by the DHS, and not by ICE.

2020 Census Jobs

Want to earn extra income while helping your community? The Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. To learn more, visit Census Careers.

Complete Count Committee:

Mayor Wilda Diaz has appointed several community leaders to Perth Amboy’s Complete Count Committee. Each member is tasked with the education and participation of the Census 2020 across the community. Individuals interested in participating should contact Dianne Roman at droman@perthamboynj.org / 732-826-1690 Ext. 4322 or Martiza Rodriquez at mcrodriguez@perthamboynj.org / (732) 826-0290 ext. 4860.