What is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

Who is required to respond?
Everyone living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands) are required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

How can I participate?
You can participate in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. If you do not participate by the end of April in one of these ways, a census taker may visit your home to survey you in person.

What is Census Day, April 1, 2020?
April 1 is Census Day, a key date for the 2020 Census. When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1, 2020.


What are Key Dates for the Census?

  • March 12-20, 2020 - Invitation postcards sent to households
  • April 1, 2020 - Census Day
  • May-July, 2020 - Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.


Get more facts at census.gov


What efforts are happening in Kitsap County around Census 2020?
Many public agencies are working together to help our county be counted. Please check out the Kitsap Complete Count Committee Website for more details.

What is happening in the Library around Census 2020?
The Library will host the League of Women Voters to share information about the Census on Saturdays at Bainbridge, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Silverdale and Sylvan Way locations. In addition, we will be posting information on our website, social media and bulletin boards. When you are ready to fill out your census online, you're welcome to visit any of our 9 locations and use our public internet computers.

Please feel free to contact Sharon Grant, Patron Experience Manager at 360-475-9036 or sgrant@krl.org.