2020 Census Resources

The Forecasting Division of the Washington State Office of Financial Management has gathered a variety of resources to use to educate, inform, and encourage communities to participate in the 2020 United States Census. We hope you find the following assets useful:

The Washington Community Organizing Effort Continues to Expand

  • Up in the Northwest corner of our northwestern state, Opportunity Council continues to lead the charge and to – through its website – provide a valuable and trusted information hub for residents of the region.

  • The Demand to be Counted campaign formally launched its website - DemandToBeCounted.org – with a Community Action Alert, a community toolkit in English and Spanish, the first in a series of 5 videos, and lots more. The products are the result of several months of intentional work within the community. Kudos!

  • Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle King County has a new Census-focused website with details of their meetings, pledges, FAQ, and Census 101 presentation.

  • Washington Nonprofits has re-designed and relaunched their Census 2020 website. If you haven’t been there recently, check it out.

Census Bureau Resources

The Bureau recently released a series of short videos – targeting various grade levels – to help teach students why census data is important to their communities.

We came across this 2020 Census Community Benefits Toolkit on the Bureau’s website. By linking to a number of complicated (and less complicated) sites, it seeks to provide you with details that you may find useful for telling the 2020 Census story that is unique to your community.

Nationwide Resources

  • AAPI Data and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) released an interesting, interactive mapping tool to expand understanding of the diversity and geographic settlement patterns of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in 20 of the largest metropolitan areas for AAPI in the United States.

  • Faith in Public Life has established a Census Resource Hub with toolkits, flyers, presentations, social media in English, Spanish – and some Korean. It even includes a special toolkit for the Nationwide Faithful Census Weekend to take place on March 27-29. Let’s get on that bandwagon!