Government

U.S. Census Bureau To Conduct Northern New Jersey American Housing Survey

April 27, 2013 at 9:06 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - According to the US Census Bureau, selected households in Northern New Jersey recently received advance letters notifying them that they have been selected to participate in the American Housing Survey (AHS). Household are urged to participate and cooperate with the Census Bureau and their field representatives, who will contact the household by telephone or in person. (Counties included in the Northern New Jersey metropolitan area 2013 AHS-Metropolitan Sample are: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties.)

Over 700 field representatives are expected to interview nearly 27,000 households in the Northeast to collect data that will provide up-to-date information on the size and composition the "housing inventory".  As population increases, so does the demand for housing.  There is a need for information about the types of homes in which people are now living and the characteristics of these homes, including costs to run and maintain them.  Sample questions will include asking about the number of rooms, heating and cooling equipment, and the cost of the housing.

Information gleaned from the surveys will help to ascertain changes in housing supply due to losses and new construction; measure structural makeup of housing and characteristics of the occupants; and will help to evaluate tax reform proposals, assistance proposals, and their effects.

Sign Up for E-News

Addresses were scientifically selected by thThe Census Bureau scientifically, and not individuals throughout the United States. 

“The survey takes approximately 45 minutes to complete,” said New York Regional Director Jeff Behler.  “The answers not only represent the selected home, but thousands of other homes like the one selected.  Household cooperation provides a distinct service to our country.”

The American Housing Survey is conducted under the authority of Title 13, United States Code.  All information about a household will be kept confidential. The information is used for statistical purposes only.  

Every Census Bureau employee, from the Director to the field representative who conducts the interview, takes an oath to abide by Title 13 and is subject to a jail term, a fine, or both, if they discloses any information that could identify a person or a household.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and more information about the American Housing Survey, including publications and data available, can be found at <http://www.census.gov/housing/ahs/>.

Recently Released American Housing Survey statistics can be found at:
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/housing/cb13-04.html.
 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Deadline Announced for 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest

January 14, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — The deadline for Essex County seniors to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest is Monday, March 27.

Seniors ages 60 and older are encouraged to participate, as Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo these individuals have led ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_e1aa8c0ac79deb1d97ed_acg_woodbridge_jan_17

Tue, January 17, 7:30 AM

Apa Hotel Woodbridge, Iselin

ACG Breakfast Meeting January 17, 2017

Business & Finance Food & Drink

Carousel_image_dcd4869c222de7d05057_acg_womens_jan_19

Thu, January 19, 12:00 PM

Convene Midtown East, New York

ACG New York Women of Leadership Summit

Business & Finance Food & Drink

Thu, January 19, 7:00 PM

Fire Station #5, West Orange

West Orange CERT Monthly Meeting

Giving Back

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers Summer Internships for High School Juniors

January 10, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced this week that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO) is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO’s annual summer internship program.

The five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will ...

Man vs. Waze

A lot of strange cars are traveling through my quiet neighborhood these days.  They are not driven by my neighbors.  Some mornings I even have trouble getting out of my driveway.  

Waze.

Ever since bridge repair closed a major thoroughfare near my house, the traffic on my sleepy street has increased dramatically.  And it is not by accident that commuters have figured out ...