Marysville homes will receive U.S. Census invitations in the mail in mid-March. If you have questions about which questions are asked or need help completing your questionnaire, the City of Marysville is teaming up with Snohomish County to offer two free events open to the public. Assistance is available in English and Spanish.
Saturday, March 28
Marysville Historical Museum
6805 Armar Rd., Marysville
10-11 a.m. Census 101 Training
What is it? Is it mandatory? Why is it important? What information will you need to provide? How will you be able to respond? Where to go if you have any questions? No RSVP needed.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Census Day Party! Questionnaire Assistance Event
After you receive your invitation to participate in the 2020 census (between March 12-20), drop in and we will have someone available to walk you through the questionnaire and support you as needed. No RSVP needed.
It’s important that every person in Marysville be counted. Why? Population numbers confirmed by the Census are used to allocate nearly $700 billion in federal funding to local governments. That translates to about $2,000 per person counted going to local communities including Marysville to help pay for essential services like highways, schools and more.
Federal Census statistics are also used to prepare population projections that help inform growth management decisions at the local and regional levels. Census numbers also determine how many seats we are granted in the U.S. House of Representatives. The state uses Census numbers to draw boundaries for every level of government down to school districts.
For more information about the Census, visit snohomishcountywa.gov/5418/2020-Census.