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2020 Census Update
2020 Census Update
Posted on 07/02/2020
2020 Census Update

As of June 29, 67.2% of all households in the state have answered the 2020 census, according to the Census Bureau.

Here are a few census highlights they shared about Washington state:

  • Washington has the highest response rate for any state west of the Rocky Mountains and has the sixth highest rate for the entire country.

  • Washington is only about 4% behind Minnesota, the number one state for self-response.

  • Of the ten largest cities in the state, Spokane has the best response rate (71.5%).

  • Of the 50 largest cities in the country, Seattle is ranked number two (edged out by Louisville, Ky.)

  • Brier (Snohomish County) has the highest response rate in the state (85.6%). Brier is among the top 100 best-responding municipalities out of 19,197 in the country.

  • The state’s oldest incorporated area, Steilacoom (Pierce County) has a response rate of 76.7% making it number 18 in the state.  Steilacoom was incorporated in 1854, one year after the Oregon Territory was split into two territories (Washington and Oregon).

  • The town of Krupp (aka Marlin) in Grant County is the least-populated incorporated area in the state.  With a population of 48, according to the 2010 Census, it has a 2020 response rate of 57.1%.

  • The most western census tract in the continental United States is in Clallam County and it has a response rate of 35.2%.

  • More than 87 percent of Washington households have answered the 2020 Census online.

If you wish to respond, please visit: or call toll-free 844.330.2020 (English) or 844.469.2020 (Spanish) from 4 .am. to 11 p.m. Paper forms are still being accepted.

For Students:

National Art Competition: With the help and permission of a guardian, Count All Kids is asking children from across the country to submit an artistic creation of their choosing that is inspired by the theme “Count All Kids in the 2020 Census”. Deadline for submissions is July 15. View competition details and see their toolkit for sample posts, graphics, and content to help share this competition with your networks.