Governor Inslee asked all state agencies to help promote the 2020 U.S. census.
The U.S. Constitution requires a count of the population every 10 years. It's important to count every resident in Washington because having accurate information ensures we receive our fair share of federal dollars. The census also determines the number of representatives we have in Congress.
Starting in March 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin contacting households through a series of mailings. This will be the first year the census form can be completed online. People can also respond by phone or they can fill out and mail a paper form.