Every 10 years, the census is the constitutionally-required count of every person living in the United States. Census data is used to make decisions about federal appropriations that communities rely upon for services and programs, including grants to states under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
Our local communities also use census data for planning purposes. This is the first census that will be focused online. The next census will begin in remote portions of Alaska on January 21, 2020, but most households will receive their census materials March 12, 2020.
Sno-Isle Libraries is considered a key partner in census education and outreach and has been invited to be part of Snohomish and Island Counties' "Census Complete Count Committees".
Sultan Library - Tue, Nov 19, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Edmonds Library - Wed, Nov 20, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sultan Library - Tue, Nov 26, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sultan Library - Tue, Dec 03, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Edmonds Library - Wed, Dec 04, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sultan Library - Tue, Dec 10, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Edmonds Library - Wed, Dec 11, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sultan Library - Tue, Dec 17, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Edmonds Library - Wed, Dec 18, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sultan Library - Tue, Dec 31, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monroe Library - Mon, Jan 13, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Oak Harbor Library - Thu, Jan 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Darrington Library - Thu, Feb 06, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Snohomish Library - Sat, Feb 08, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Stanwood Library - Sat, Feb 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mukilteo Library - Sat, Feb 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Marysville Library - Thu, Feb 27, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
2020 Census Timeline
When can you expect your Census postcard? The following timeline includes key dates for the 2020 Census.
- March 12 - 20, 2020 - Invitation postcards sent to households
- March 23, 2020 - Census website goes live
- March 16 - April 4, 2020 - Reminder letters sent
- April 1, 2020 - Census Day
- April 8 - 16, 2020 - Reminder letters with paper surveys sent to households that have not responded online
- May - July, 2020 - In-person follow-up visits by Census enumerators
Learn the history of the Census by viewing our Census Historical Timeline.
Links and Resources
Employment Opportunities (Washington State)
The Census Bureau hires people for a variety of temporary positions, including supervisors and door-to-door enumerators.
United States Census Bureau
Explore census data at the local, state, and federal level.
Avoiding Fraudulent Activity and Scams
Learn how to identify and avoid census scams.
2020 Census: Everyone Counts
Washington state census information and efforts for a complete count.
Why is the 2020 Census important?
Learn how Washington benefits from a complete count.
Q & A about the 2020 Census
General information about the census.
Hard-to-count population – 2020 Census
Learn about the hard-to-count populations in Washington and where they are located.
Census records are an invaluable source of basic information in genealogical research. Use the following resources to help trace your genealogy.
Features over 8 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions.
U.S. demographic data, for gaining insight and analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population. Standard and custom reports are available for download.