Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. It counts Merchantville's population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs. Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. The Census 2020 NJ Coalition is a statewide outreach and awareness campaign to coordinate nonprofit and community-based efforts to ensure an accurate 2020 Census count for our state.
Congressman Norcross will host a Census Job Fair at Pennsauken Library on Friday, February 14th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. The Census Bureau is recruiting to fill important temporary positions to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count. Completing an accurate census supports funding for Medicaid, school lunch programs, community development grants, road and school construction and medical services. General Census FAQs.