Every 10 years, the federal government is legally required to count every
person living in the country, regardless of citizenship status, as part
of the U.S. Census. Certain populations, however, are more likely than
others to be missed. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific
Islanders (AANHPIs), people with limited English proficiency, people with
low incomes, and young children are some of the groups that are
under counted in the census.

Why is the Census Important?

The 2020 Census will help determine State seats in the House of Representatives, where funding goes for educational programs (i.e. bilingual language programs, technical assistance, grants), funding for health programs (i.e. Medicaid, Medicare) and much more!

16 Census Guided Federal Programs

ProgramFunding
Medicaid $312 billion
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP)
$69 billion
Medicare Part B $64 billion
Highway Planning and Construction$38 billion
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher$19 billion
Title I Grants to Local Education Agencies$13 billion
National School Lunch Program$11 billion
Special Education Grants
(IDEA)
$11 billion
State Children’s Health Insurance Program
(CHIP)
$11 billion
Head Start$8 billion
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)$6 billion
Foster Care
(Title IV-E)
$4 billion
Health Center Programs$4 billion
Low Income Home Energy Assistance$3 billion
Child Care and Development Fund$3 billion
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program$9 billion

Resources

Census National Factsheet

Washington Factsheet

Census Timeline – English

Census Timeline – Vietnamese

Census 101 – English

Census 101 – Vietnamese

How the 2020 Census Affects Your Community – Vietnamese

How the 2020 Census Affects Your Community – English

Census Confidentiality and the Citizenship Question

Counting Your Family and Young Children

Engaging Your Friends and Family in the 2020 Census

How Do I Respond to the 2020 Census and What Does it Ask Me

Language Resources and How to Get Assistance

What Does the 2020 Census Ask Me