Complete Count Necessary for 2020 U.S. Census

Date: May 12, 2020



The self-response rate for the 2020 U.S. Census in Cape May County remains among the lowest in the state. A complete count is vital in determining funding and services for all members of our community.
Even second homeowners should respond using the street address noting “zero” living in household on April 1.  The Census Bureau mailed requests to complete the 2020 questionnaire to all Ocean City addresses. Please take the time to submit this as soon as possible.
Residents can respond online at or by phone at 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish). More information for second homeowners is available here. Numbers for reporting in different languages is available here.
The questionnaire will ask for the 12-digit census ID that was mailed to your Ocean City home. If you are spending the winter in a different location but live in Ocean City for the majority of the year, please use the Census ID from your Ocean City address or follow the prompt “If you do not have a census ID, click here.” It’s important that you be counted in Ocean City.