Representative Malinowski Applauds NJ-07 Residents for Record-Breaking Response to 2020 Census

October 23, 2020
Press Release

(Somerville, NJ) Today, Representative Malinowski applauds the residents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District for their efforts in ensuring a complete and accurate 2020 Census count. Following the completion of the 2020 Census count last week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that NJ-07 has the highest self-response rate in the state, with 79.3% of constituents responding. That is more than 2 points above the district’s response rate in 2010.

“Despite a public health crisis and an Administration that has actively tried to suppress the count, residents of my district achieved a record-breaking self-response rate for the Census in New Jersey,” said Representative Malinowski. “Every voice deserves to be represented, and I’m proud of the work my constituents have done to ensure a complete and accurate count.”

During his first term, Rep. Malinowski hosted two job fairs to connect constituents with opportunities around the 2020 Census, and representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau joined Rep. Malinowski for several in-person and virtual town hall events to get the word out. Rep. Malinowski has kept in frequent contact with the district’s Complete Count Committees to support their work around the community.

The 2020 Census is a once-in-a-decade population and housing count of all 50 states and U.S. territories. The results of the census determine the number of seats each state receives in the U.S. House of Representatives and are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Federal agencies also use the results to distribute billions of dollars in funds each year to our local communities. This year’s census count was cut short after the Supreme Court upheld a Trump Administration decision to end the census count early. The Census Bureau had previously extended the response deadline to October 31st due to the COVID-19 pandemic.