What is the census?

Every 10 years, the United States government counts every person living in the country through the census. The census is a short questionnaire that asks basic information about your household and the people who live in it. Data collected from the census helps determine how much federal funding communities across the country receive to fund everyday resources like health care, education, and transportation.

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Why count young children?

The 2010 census missed more than 10% of all children under age 5 in the U.S. The 2020 Census needs to count everyone, including newborns, babies, and young children. This information is used in formulas that allocate money to states and communities for programs that serve children, including schools, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and housing. When children are missed in the 2020 Census, their states and communities will receive less money for a decade for these programs that help children thrive.

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Everyone in Pierce County deserves to be heard.
Responding to the census is quick and simple

You can respond online. Go to the official census website, and then answer the questions.

You can respond by phone. Call the Census Bureau to answer the census by phone and ask questions about the census.

If you do not respond to the census online or by phone, the Census Bureau will mail you a paper questionnaire.

The online questionnaire and telephone assistance are available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese.

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The 2010 census missed more than 10% of all children under age 5 in the U.S. The 2020 Census needs to count everyone, including newborns, babies, and young children. This information is used in formulas that allocate money to states and communities for programs that serve children, including schools, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and housing. When children are missed in the 2020 Census, their states and communities will receive less money for a decade for these programs that help children thrive.