TUCKERTON, NJ-  AS THE 2020 CENSUS starts to wind down, Mobile “On the Spot” Questionnaire Assistance Centers will be available to help make sure that all Ocean County residents are counted.  “While we have exceeded the 2010 Census response rate, we still need to continue this current effort until the end of September,” Vicari said. “I want to thank the members of the Complete Count Committee for their participation in doing outreach and promoting the importance of the Census. Ocean County has been promoting Census related activities for more than a year when it first created the 2020 Complete Count Committee made up of representatives from towns, non-profits and other organizations tasked with getting the word out.

For those looking for in person assistance, head to the Manna Farmer's Market on September 22 located at 134 Green Street in Tuckerton from 10am to 3pm. Anyone who still has not completed their Census can still self-respond by going to my2020census.gov, calling the hotline in English at 844-330-2020 or Spanish at 844-468-2020. The Census also just sent out a final paper questionnaire to any household that has yet to respond. The final day to respond is Sept. 30 by any form.

Census data affects the allocation of more than $45 billion, or about $5,160 per New Jersey resident, in annual federal funding. Communities receive funds for programs and services relating to health, education, housing, infrastructure and much more based on Census data.