Census Map with PeopleMake history! 2020 is the first year the census can be completed online – make sure you’re counted! 

Census workers will be back in the field on May 11, 2020. They won’t (yet) be knocking on doors, but will be leaving packets. Complete your response today online here! If you have questions about how to respond, our Information librarians are here to help, M-F, 10a-5p at 360-385-6544.

Be aware of Census scams. Identify census workers here.

It takes about ten minutes to complete the census form. There are only ten questions: name, sex, age, date of birth, whether a person is of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin, race, whether a person lives at the address or stays somewhere else, relationship to one central person in the household, the number of people living at the address, whether you own or rent the dwelling, and a phone number in case there is a question about your response. Citizenship is not asked. Your responses are valid for ten years and have a lasting impact on Jefferson County.

Helpful Links:

2020 Census: Everyone Counts
Washington state census information.

Why is the 2020 Census important?
How Washington benefits from a complete count.

Q & A about the 2020 Census
General information about the census.

Census 2020
The official website of the 2020 Census.

Toll-free phone support (or to request a paper Census Form) 844-330-2020 

The online portal & toll-free number will be available beginning March 12. Check the “Respond Now” button to begin.

Secure Response  Your privacy is protected. Your responses are used for statistical purposes only. Your personal information will not be shared with other government agencies or court for any reason. In fact, it is against the law. (Title 13 of the U.S. Code.)

Everyone Counts!  Every ten years, The United States Census Bureau counts every person living in the United States. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted, and this has happened since 1790. It’s your civic duty to complete the Census and responses directly benefit Jefferson County. Apportionment populations counts must be completed by December 31, 2020 and delivered to the president.