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Posted on: March 23, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

Update on 2020 Census Field Operations

Based on continuing assessments of guidance from Federal, State and local health authorities, the Census Bureau is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15, 2020. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone who will go through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions.

The Census Bureau continues to evaluate all 2020 Census field operations, and will communicate any further updates as soon as possible.

The 2020 Census is open for self-response online at, over the phone by calling the number provided in your invitation, and by paper through the mail.


Each year, approximately $675 billion is earmarked for programs and services that many of us use in our local community. Federal grants for fire and first aid equipment is based in part on Census count, as is dollars for many social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, education, road and bridge improvements, National School Lunch programs etc. In addition, seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are reapportioned every 10 years, and New Jersey cannot afford to lose another seat, as it did after the 2010 Census. For more information on the importance of the Census, please visit

For Confidentiality:

All data collected by the Census Bureau is confidential and protected by law. It is not shared with any other Federal agency, law enforcement or other individuals. For more information on confidentiality please visit:

For jobs:

Rockaway Township has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to help our residents get hired. These jobs pay $21 an hour, offer flexible hours and are right here in our local area. For more information, and to apply please visit

Please see additional useful links below

Be a Census Taker 2020

Everyone in your house counts

Ways to respond

Census 101

Partner Social Media

Confidentiality Information

Media Tool-Kit

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