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The 2018-19 supplemental budget required and funded work at OFM to promote a complete count of Washingtonians in the 2020 census. Based on a Census Bureau recommendation and experience in other states in 2010, OFM is assembling a “Complete Count Committee” of key stakeholders and prominent individuals, particularly among hard to count communities, to develop strategies, activities and documents to promote a complete count of Washington residents.
2020 Census websites
The final 2020 questionnaire has not been released. It is OFM's understanding that it will be the same as the 2010 Census Questionnaire with the addition of the citizenship question.
In an op-ed in The Marysville Globe this week, Arlington Mayor Barb Tolbert outlines why her city is engaging early on outreach and data preparation for the 2020 Census:
This is local governments’ last chance to update the Census Bureau’s address list before April 1, 2020, Census Day. This program allows local jurisdictions to submit city style mailing addresses for housing units constructed and/or completed after address canvassing and LUCA. This program will be conducted in June through August of 2019.
This program offers federally recognized tribes, state tribal liaisons, local governments, councils of government, and regional planning organizations the opportunity to review and modify select statistical boundaries that the Census Bureau uses to report the data that they collect. Registration will be March-May 2018. The work will be completed January-July 2019.
What are the affected geographies?
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) annually to collect information about selected legally defined geographic areas. The BAS is used to update information about the legal boundaries and names of all governments.
The Local Update of Census Addresses operation or LUCA, is a voluntary decennial census operation. LUCA is the only opportunity prior to the 2020 Census for tribal, state, and local governments to review and update the U.S. Census Bureau’s residential address list and flag group quarters for their jurisdiction.
Our goal is a complete and accurate census. We count everyone living in the United States, including people experiencing homelessness.
The Census Bureau does not produce or publish an official count of the population experiencing homelessness.