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6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 433-1850

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US Census 2020

As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the United States Census is conducted every ten years. The City’s goal is that all Tukwila residents – every single person, young or old, regardless of residential status – are counted in the 2020 Census!

2020 Census and Why it Matters:

Census information helps distribute billions of dollars in federal and non-profit funding to state and local governments. Accuracy is very important because those dollars can help Tukwila with:

• Forecasting future transportation needs for all segments of the population
• Determining areas eligible for housing assistance and rehabilitation loans
• Assisting local governments in planning and implementing programs, services and emergency responses.
• Designing facilities for people with disabilities, the elderly and children.

Learn more by visiting: Counting for Dollars 2020 – The Role of the Decennial Census in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds


What to expect

  • Letter of invitation from the Census Bureau to respond online or an invitation to complete the paper questionnaire
  • Most communities in the country will be encouraged to respond online
  • Communities that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with invitation
  • Households that do not respond online will receive an in-person follow-up; Census personnel wear clear identification


UPDATED: Schedule for the 2020 Census: On or between You’ll receive

Operations Update (as of April 13)



Previous Schedule

Self-Response Period

March 12 – Oct. 31

March 12 – Aug. 14

Group Quarters
(paper and e-Response)

April 2 – Sept. 3

April 16 – June 19

Field Operations Begin

June 1

April 15

Update Leave

June 13 – July 9

March 15 – April 17

Group Quarters
(in-person enumeration)

July 1 – Sept. 3

April 16 – June 19

Non-Response Follow-Up

Aug. 11 – Oct. 31

May 28 – Aug. 14

Transitory Locations

Sept. 3-28

April 23 – May 18

What will be asked on the 2020 Census

2020 Census Informational Questionnaire Copy

  • How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2020?
  • Were there additional people staying here on April 1, 2020 that you did not include in the first question?
  • Is this house, apartment, or mobile home?
  • What is your telephone number?
  • Information for each person living in your home (First and Last name)
  • What is this person’s gender?
  • What is this person’s age and what is this person’s date of birth?
  • Is this person Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?
  • What is this person’s race?


The Census Bureau will never ask you the following questions:

  • Citizenship question
  • Your Social Security number
  • Money or donations
  • Anything on behalf of a political party
  • Your bank or credit card account information

The City of Tukwila is committed to working with residents, nonprofit organizations, houses of worship and other trusted partners to ensure a complete count in Tukwila. City staff are available to present on the importance of the Census to various community groups and interested parties. The community is encouraged to reach out to Niesha Fort-Brooks, Community Engagement Manager at the City of Tukwila for more information.


Ways the Census Bureau is available:

  • Online (the 2020 Census will be performed primarily online)
  • By mail
  • By phone
  • In person

For more information about 2020 Census Bureau timeline, Hard-to-Count populations, language resources and privacy/confidentiality please click on the links below:


Additional Resources

Washington State Resources


National Resources


Federal Resources


For more information or if you have questions, please contact the City of Tukwila Community Engagement Manager Niesha Fort-Brooks at or 206-454-7564.