Starting in mid-March 2020, households will receive official U.S. Census Bureau invitations in the mail with detailed information on how to responded, whether online, by mail, or by phone. 

The 2020 U.S. census will be going out very soon. The government determines how to distribute more than $600 billion of federal dollars to programs, grants and Native American tribes through the data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. ‘

We want to ensure you how you can accurately be counted as the member of the Duwamish tribe. To be accurately counted as a member of the Duwamish Tribe, the first person on the census needs to be Duwamish.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail—between March 12-20.

Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.

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