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Ocean County... Be Counted Where it Counts

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizes that a complete and accurate census count is critical to Ocean County and its municipalities.

Census data directly affects how more than $22.7 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to New Jersey and its counties, municipalities and communities for many programs and services. This comes out to about $2,548 per New Jersey resident for important infrastructure improvements, senior services, public health, education, transportation, including block grant programs, such as Hurricane Sandy Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grants. The Census population also determines Congressional representation. New Jersey lost a seat in the last two censuses.

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Earn extra income while helping your community to get a complete and accurate count for the 2020 Census.

The Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.


Be Counted Where It Counts!

All persons who spend at least six months out of the year in Ocean County should be counted as an Ocean County resident, regardless of whether they are carrying an out-of state license, vehicle registration; even if they are registered to vote elsewhere.

Being counted as an Ocean County resident ensures that federal funding goes towards your local services where you live most of the time.


Beware of scams! A Census worker will never ask you for your social security number, bank or credit accounts, passwords or for donations.


* New this Census... for the first time, about 80% of residents will receive a postcard directing them to complete the Census ONLINE!

  • HELP! I don’t have access to the internet! How will I complete the census?

    County partners will be providing "Census Assistance Centers," which will be staffed with people who have been trained to help you complete the census. The CAC's will have computers for your use in completing your form online.

    >> Questions asked on Census
  • In cases of non-response, the Census will follow up with traditional paper questionnaires in mid-May. You can also call to request the paper form.
  • You want to complete the census either online or by paper form. if the Census does not get a form back, they will be sending an enumberator to your doorstep.


  • Now through March 2020: Census Jobs Recruitment
  • January 2020: Census promotions, count of remote areas.
  • March 2020: Postcards mailed
  • April 1, 2020: CENSUS DAY!
  • April 2020: Group quarters, such as college dorms, senior centers, assisted living facilities counted.
  • May 2020: Enumerators visit homes that have not responded.
  • Dec 2020: Census Bureau delivers apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.