Census 2020

 Eastside Census Challenge 

Can we beat our 2010 response rate by 5%? Can we beat our other Eastside cities? Respond online to your invitation now!

City Target 3/26/20
Redmond 75.6% 31.1%
Bellevue 75.4% 35.3%
Issaquah 77.3% 37.0%
Sammamish 85.7% 37.7%

Everyone Counts!

The US Constitution requires the federal government to count everyone living in the country every 10 years. The tally must include people of ALL ages, races, and all citizens and non-citizens, regardless of immigration status. Every household should complete a census form (either online or by mail or phone) by April 1, 2020.

Everyone needs to be counted.

  1. What's in it for me?
  2. Is it safe?
  3. What if I don't respond?

Census 2020

Responding to the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding our local community receives, how Redmond and other cities plan for the future, and it's your representation in government. 

Specifically, data from the 2020 Census are used to:

  • Ensure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments
  • Plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods
  • Determine how many seats our state is allocated in the House of Representatives 


The Census Bureau will never ask for:

  • Social Security numbers
  • Bank or credit card account numbers
  • Money or donations
  • Anything on behalf of a political party

For more information on the 2020 Census, go to 2020census.gov.