Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
Weekly Data Shows Morris County Count Highest in Eight States and Puerto Rico
Morris County’s self-reporting rate for the U.S. Census 2020 Count this past week hit 77.60 percent, putting it at the top among all counties in New Jersey as well as in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island and Vermont, according to the New York Regional Office of the U.S. Census Bureau.
The data report was released at the same time New Jersey’s state-wide rate of self-reporting hit a record 68.2 percent, surpassing rates reported for the 1990, 2000, and the 2010 Census.
A full count of residents is key to insuring Morris County is not shortchanged in getting federal dollars for county programs over the next decade. The process of filling out the Census questionnaire has been made safe and easy for residents, and it can make the difference in what Morris County can expect to receive in federal aid for housing, childcare, education, senior and disabled programs, and for transportation, and county road and bridge projects.
Key Reasons to Get a Full Count: