2020 Census

CENSUS

This Thursday, May 14th is a statewide Census Day of Action.

Accurate Census data will be very instrumental in helping to address the effects of COVID-19 through related federal funding that would be associated to recovery.

We are asking as many folks as possible to participate in the Friends and Family Outreach call program. It’s simple to do and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

Here’s how the call program works – You call at least five (5) friends, neighbors or family members to check and see how they are doing. Then also ask if they’ve had a chance to fill out their Census. If they haven’t, we’ve provided info below so that you can tell them why it’s so important. Then ask those who said yes to call 5 of their friends and family members - And so on, and so on.

As a friend, neighbor, or relative you’re a trusted voice. And there is no one more effective than you to ask those you know to fill out their Census

The 2020 Census is still open and all residents can and should respond. You can respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to complete the census, too.

As of April 26, 2020 Midland Park had a 69.6% Cumulative Self-Response Rate Overall.

LETS DO BETTER THAN THIS!!!  Filling out your census form helps determine how many books and computers our kids’ schools can afford, whether seniors in our communities can afford heating in the winter, if there are bus routes where we need them, and whether communities have fair political representation.

The U.S. Census Bureau has sent all households a mailer with information on how to complete your 2020 Census online. If you need information regarding the 2020 Census, please click on the links below which will take you to the census website.

Census data helps determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and is necessary for an accurate and fair redistricting of state legislative seats, county and municipal councils, and voting districts.

The 2020 count will be the first one to allow all households to respond online. Paper forms will still be available, and, for the first time, 1-800 numbers are available to give responses over the phone.

REMINDER: If someone such as a college student is just living with you temporarily due to the COVID-19 situation, they should be counted where they ordinarily would be living on April 1, 2020. Your college students that live away at school get counted at their school.

SHAPE YOUR FUTURE – UNITED STATUES CENSUS 2020 - To respond to the census, you can mail back the paper questionnaire sent to your home or you can also respond online or by phone.

Click this link for File by Mail Information:

https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-mail.html


Click this link for File Online Information:

https://my2020census.gov/


Fill Out Your Census by Phone (toll free) 844-330-2020 or click this link:

https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html

Click this link for General Information:

https://2020census.gov

Thank you,

Wendy Martin, R.M.C.

Borough Clerk