Bridgewater Township Municipal Building 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (908) 725-6300 Monday- Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

2020 Census

Welcome to the Township of Bridgewater’s page with important information about the 2020 Census

Census 101 What Somerset County Needs to Know

The firm and final deadline to complete the 2020 Census is September 30!

The focus has shifted to field operations, with enumerators visiting and counting households that have not yet responded. There is limited time to complete this work and by completing the Census before a visit to your home occurs, field efforts can be concentrated elsewhere.

You can still complete the Census online, by phone, or by mail, being mindful that all responses must be received by September 30. It’s easy and should take about 10 minutes. This ensures a complete and accurate count, which is critical because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more. The information collected by the Census is confidential and protected by law. Participating in the Census is required by law.

 As of 8/31 —

  • New Jersey’s response rate is 67.0% compared to a national average of 64.9%
  • Somerset County’s response rate is 75.8%
  • Bridgewater’s response rate is 82.5%

This is great work and great news, but still nearly 20% of our Bridgewater population remains uncounted. By completing the questionnaire yourself, you can avoid a visit to your home from a Census worker in September.

The starting point for responding by web, phone, or mail is the 12-digit Census ID number provided in the mailings that have been sent. If you don’t have those mailings or the number, you can complete the Census here and select “If you do not have a Census ID, click here”. Alternately you can call (844) 330-2020 for assistance in English or locate phone numbers for other languages here.

The 2020 Census will ask the following types of questions:

  • The number of people living in your household as of April 1, 2020;
  • Each person’s name, sex, date of birth, ethnicity, and race;
  • The relationship between each person and the individual who is answering the Census on behalf of the household;
  • Whether the home is owned with a mortgage, owned without a mortgage, rented, or occupied without payment of rent;
  • A contact phone number.

The 2020 Census will not ask for the following types of information:

  • Citizenship status;
  • Financial or banking information;
  • Social Security Number;
  • Email address.

The 2020 Census website is available in 59 non-English languages. Phone-based assistance is available in English and 12 other languages.

For more information, please visit the following websites:

Mayor Matthew Moench and Bridgewater’s Township Council remain committed to making sure that every one of our residents is counted. Bridgewater declared March 2020 as “Census Awareness Month” and April 1, 2020 as “Census Day.”  Click here to see the proclamation.

Questions may be addressed to:

Let’s all make sure that #BridgewaterCounts by September 30th in the 2020 Census!

 

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