BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne took center stage Hudson County’s efforts to get a complete count in Census 2020 this week. A video truck visited the city and was joined by Mayor Jimmy Davis, as well as several local and county census supporters, in hopes of getting a more accurate count in the once a decade effort. 

Earlier this month TAPinto Bayonne reported that the response rate to the count that started on April 1 stands at just over 50 percent in Hudson County.

“We know more than ever how important getting an accurate count is,” Francesca Giarratana, who has been charged with coordinating census efforts across the county said recently, pointing to emergency response, health care planning and delivery, and education as some of the areas that rely on population figures for funding allotments. “In past counts perhaps we have become too complacent, not seeing right in front of us why the census matters. COVID-19 has changed that, perhaps offering one bright light in what has been an otherwise gloomy few months.”

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