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%.
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.