Have you completed the 2020 Census?
By Mario Lotmore | Lynnwood Times Staff | March 28, 2020

  • Update June 18: Latest census response rates
  • Update May 12: Latest census response rates
  • Update Apr. 21: Online self-response form and non-response follow up phases have been extended to October 31
  • Update Apr. 13: U.S. Census Bureau extended field operation to June 1.
  • Update Mar. 30: U.S. Census Bureau extended field operation two additional weeks to April 15.

Every household in Snohomish County should have received a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau, inviting them to complete their 2020 Census form online or by phone.

As of June 17, 66.9% of Washington households have responded to the 2020 Census online, by mail or by phone.  The response rate for all of Snohomish County is currently 70.2%. Leading cities in the county are: Woodway at 80.5%, Edmonds at 77.6%, Mukilteo at 77.3%, Mill Creek at 74.5%, Lake Stevens at 73.7%, Mountlake Terrace at 72.1%, Snohomish at 71.7%, Monroe at 69.6%, Lynnwood at 68.1% and Everett at 65.2%.

COVID-19 impacts

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham suspended 2020 Census field operations until June 1. During this pause in field operations, the online self-response form and non-response follow up phases have been extended to October 31. The mobile questionnaire deadline remains at August 14. In person Nonresponse Follow Up (NRFU) and NRFU re-interview have been rescheduled to commence August 11.

By law, the Census Bureau must deliver each state’s population total, which determines its number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, to the President of the United States.  The scheduled date for apportionment counts remains unchanged at December 31, 2020.

Census employment opportunities

The Census Bureau is still recruiting for field workers as large attrition rates are expected as a result of COVID-19. Bureau officials very much encourage those seeking employment to apply online to www.2020census.gov/jobs. It is not too late!

Why is the census important?

Every ten years, the population of the United States is counted in order to determine who receives federal funding and political representation in the U.S. Congress. It is estimated that for each person counted in the census, the county will gain about $2,000 per year in federal and/or state funding for programs such as: Head Start, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), transportation, Medicare and Medicaid.

For more information and details on all events countywide please visit the County’s 2020 Census website for more information and details on all events countywide: https://www.SnohomishCountyWA.gov/2020.

To complete the 2020 census online, visit https://my2020census.gov/.

Response Rate Map

Are you curious about how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census? Stay up to date with a map of self-response rates from across the United States. Start here or click on the map below below.

2020 Census

Mario Lotmore

Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s free community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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