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Still time to take the census

Responses help determine federal funding amounts for local needs, congressional representation


Last updated 8/27/2020 at 12:57pm

PORTLAND, Ore. — Officials want Washington residents to know there is still time to respond to the U.S. Census — especially residents in Eastern Washington.

The count conducted every 10 years is important in that it determines congressional representation, helps with awarding billions of federal dollars to communities each year and provides information that will impact communities for years to come.

The Census helps determine how many seats in the House of Representatives each state receives. It also affects funding decisions for programs such as Medicare, Head Start, the Supplemental N...

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