Every 10 years, the U.S. Census counts everyone living in the United States.

Make sure you are counted. It ensures Washington receives its fair share of federal dollars for vital community programs – public safety, health care, education and transportation – that affect you and your family.

  • In 2016, Washington received $16.7 billion in federal assistance based on data collected during the 2010 census.
  • The census also determines the number of representatives each state has in Congress, which makes a difference when it comes to issues important to Washingtonians.
  • Your household will answer just 10 questions online, by phone, or by filling out paper form regarding the people who live in your household as of April 1, 2020.

YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED IF YOU ARE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES.

THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE IS CONFIDENTIAL. IT WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANYONE UNDER PENALTY OF LAW.

Your participation is important to the future of our state. Be counted. Your community is counting on you.