2020 Census

Every Person Counts: 2020 Census
Posted on 03/08/2020
A kindergartener counted in the 2020 Census this spring will be starting high school when the next census comes around in 2030: That’s 10 years of school supplies, teachers, school lunches, and so much more. This is your opportunity to help ensure they have a bright future.

What is the census? The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future.

Here’s an interesting fact: Washington schools received more than a billion dollars of federal funding in 2017, including more than $230 million for special education and $257 million for child nutrition programs. Here’s another fact: The amount of funding our schools get is impacted by the results of the U.S. Census.

The Census only happens once every 10 years, and it’s right around the corner! Watch your mailbox for information from the U.S. Census Bureau with directions on how to fill out the census. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it helps ensure that our schools get the support they deserve. Still have questions? Learn more at 2020census.gov