2020 Census: Everyone Counts
The 2020 Census is just around the corner – and U.S. Census Bureau preparations are already well underway. As a State Data Center and Federal State Cooperative for Population Estimates program member, OFM serves as a liaison between the State and the U.S. Census Bureau, acts as an advocate for census-related issues specific to Washington state, and facilitates the Census Bureau's mission of attaining a complete and accurate 2020 census count.
An accurate census count is essential for our state and for everyone residing in it. Federal, state and local governments, businesses, nonprofits and foundations routinely rely on data from the Census to allocate funding, define where services are delivered, and promote economic development. When census information is not accurate, it suppresses for the next decade the voices of those groups and regions that were undercounted and undermines the basic political equality that is central to our democracy.
Communities throughout the State have mobilized and are mobilizing to ensure that EVERYONE COUNTS! Find out more about the 2020 Census and see what you can do to guarantee an accurate count.