• Census 2020

City of Tigard

2020 Census

Census 2020 - Everyone Counts in Tigard

Everyone counts in Tigard. A complete count is important for you, your family, and community. Here’s why:

Census Counts = Federal Funding $$$

  • High-quality education for your kids, and educational resources such as number of teachers, books in the classroom and food in kids’ bellies.  
  • Housing options where it’s needed.
  • Public Safety and emergency preparedness.
  • Investments in clean drinking water and environmental well-being.
  • Transportation options to get you where you need to go.
  • Health care options and resources to keep you and your family well.

Census Counts = More Opportunities for Employment: 
Billions of dollars of economic activity are determined based on census data. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices, and put stores which all create jobs.

Census Counts = Equal and Fair Representation: 
Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets. At a local level, state officials redraw boundaries of state legislative districts to account for population shifts?

Census 2020 Timeline

Census 101

  • The Census only happens once every 10 years.  
  • Your privacy is protected. It’s against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your Reponses in any way that could identify you or your household.
  • By law, your responses cannot be used against you and can only be used to produce statistics.
  • Census data determines apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and how district lines are drawn at all levels of government.
  • Census data guides the allocation of more than $800 billion in federal funding to programs across the U.S. that are crucial to the well-being of families and communities.
  • The top 10 Census Guided Federal Programs are: Medicaid, Medicare, Highway Planning and Construction, Section 8 Housing, Title 1 Grants to Local Education Agencies, National School Lunch Program, Special Education Grants, State Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP), and Head Start / Early Head Start

Hard to Count (HTC) Communities – Make Yourself Count

#WeCountOregon is a community-led effort working to ensure that every Oregonian - especially those considered hard-to-count complete the 2020 Census.

Hard-to-count communities include people of color, children under five, renters, immigrants, people with limited English proficiency, multiple-family homes, people without access to the internet, Native tribal and urban communities, disabled people, LGBTQ individuals and people experiencing houselessness. It’s critical that ALL Oregonians are counted, remain visible, and participate in our democracy.

Those often “undercounted” by the census are often the ones historically excluded from public decision-making, equitable economic opportunities, and access to basic resources.

Explore the interactive Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) Communities for a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census tool.

Staff Contacts
Agnes Lindor
Project Manager
Kent Wyatt
Communications Manager

2020 Census: What is New? 

  • For the first time, you will be able to respond online!
  • There will be more accurate and automated fields and increased security operations to keep your information confidential and safe.

    *Per a U.S. Supreme Court ruling there will not be a question regarding citizenship on the 2020 Census. *


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