Only half of Snoqualmie residents counted as of National Census Day

National Census Day, April 1, serves as the point-in-time benchmark for the nation’s population count for the next 10 years. As of Thursday, only 52 percent of Snoqualmie citizens have been counted.

The city of Snoqualmie is urging residents to be counted. Census information affects the number of seats each state occupies in the House of Representatives. The federal government grants approximately $1,400 per counted person to each district; that adds up to approximately $14 million by the City of Snoqualmie alone. At a 52 percent count, the city is only at about $7 million.

To track Snoqualmie’s progress, go to the 2010 Census ‘Take 10 Map’, click ‘View Participation Rates’ and enter Snoqualmie’s ZIP code (98065).

Residents still have time to fill out and mail back their census forms. Children can help the adult in their home answer the 10 questions and learn about this once-per-decade national activity. They won’t see that form for another 10 years.

Those needing help completing their form can come to Snoqualmie City Hall, 38624 S.E. River St., which is an Authorized Census Questionnaire Assistance Center. Census representatives are available 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.

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