2020 Census

 

 

The 2020 Census is live now, and Kenmore Counts!
You should have received your first notice by mail with instructions on how to complete the 2020 census. The census questionnaire asks nine questions about your household, including questions on number of people living there, ages, and other demographic information. Please remember to count everyone who resides in your household, regardless of age. There are NO questions about citizenship or immigration status, and it is illegal for the Census Bureau or its employees to share your information with your landlord, law enforcement, other agencies or jurisdictions, or anyone else. The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. 

Counting people through the census is how funding is distributed where it’s needed—for things like buses, hospitals, schools, and roads—and determines how many political representatives communities have for the next decade. These are real things that can affect and benefit our community! Watch this message from Kenmore Councilmember Debra Srebnik to learn more about how the census affects Kenmore:

 

You can complete the census in one of 3 ways:
Online: www.2020census.gov
P
hone: 1-844-330-2020
M
ail: A paper copy will be mailed if you haven't responded; simply return your questionnaire in the envelope provided

Need help completing your census?
Call: 1-844-330-2020
Attend an upcoming Kenmore Questionnaire Assistance Event*:
Kenmore Hangar | May 2, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm**
Kenmore Library | May 14, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm**
Kenmore Library | May 20, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm **
Kenmore Library | May 20, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
*QAC events have been cancelled through April due to Public Health recommendations regarding COVID-19. These event dates are subject to change as the situation evolves. Check back often for up to date information.
**Spanish language assistance available

​King County Questionnaire Assistance Events & Information:
We Count King County Local Events: https://wecountkingcounty.org/trainings-events/
King County Census Information: www.kingcounty.gov/census

Language Support:
Online Language Support: To help you answer the census, the U.S. Census Bureau provides translated web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in braille and large print. Find these here: https://www.2020census.gov/en/languages.html

Phone Language Support: Language support over the phone is provided in 19 languages. Find the phone numbers here: 
https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html

Video Resources:
Overview of the 2020 Census video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXZAe8XYeNQ 

Partnership with University of Washington Bothell:
Thank you to Professor Gary Carpenter and the students from the University of Washington Bothell "Creative Activism: Inspiring Social Change Through the Arts" class, who created unique ways to engage with people to raise awareness and participation in the 2020 census. Despite the COVID-19 situation they found ways to promote the census and support our community—kudos to them! Here are a few samples of the students' work:

 

Kenmore Counts Committee:

The City of Kenmore's Census 2020 Complete Count Committee, "Kenmore Counts," has been active since spring of 2019 and will work through spring of 2020. This Complete Count Committee is run by volunteer citizens who are passionate about making sure everyone in the Kenmore community is counted in the upcoming census. Thank you to our local Kenmore Counts Committee for working to:
- Increase awareness and motivate all residents to respond to the census
- Leverage local community knowledge and relationships to create strategies and tactics to support the census’ goal of “counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place
- Plan outreach efforts in Kenmore, with specific support for our residents that often are underrepresented in the census, including communities of color, low-income households, immigrants, and young children
- Strengthen or establish new relationships between the City and various agencies, organizations, businesses and community groups throughout Kenmore, helping us become an even more connected, safe, inclusive, and welcoming community

Last updated: Wed, 04/01/2020 - 6:04pm