You have less than a month to make sure your family is counted in the U.S. Census. Our community is undercounted. In some neighborhoods, only 61% of Highline residents have completed the census--far below the King County average. That means we could lose out on critical funding for schools and other social services.
Every single person should be counted--even young children and babies!
Census 2020 closes on September 30. Complete the census today.
1. Our School and Community Funding Depend On It
Census numbers are used to help determine the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in federal and state funds. Census results help determine how money is allocated for school lunches, the Head Start program, grants that support teachers and special education--and much more. Unless everyone is counted, these programs will be underfunded and may be unable to meet the needs of our kids, families and community.
2. Your Information is Safe and Confidential
Everyone living in the U.S--whether they are U.S. citizens or not—should complete the census. It is safe and confidential. There is no citizenship question on the census.
3. It's Fast
It has only 10 questions and takes only 10 minutes to fill out.
4. It Means Help in Times of Need
Many 911 emergency systems are based on maps developed with data from the census. Census information helps healthcare providers predict the spread of disease through communities with children or elderly people. When floods, tornadoes or earthquakes hit, the census tells rescuers how many people will need their help.
5. It Gives Our Community a Voice
The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in Congress. Results are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.