A Few Minutes will Change the next 10 years.
The Cities of Fairview and Wood Village have launched a local census campaign to empower every person living in our communities to participate in the Decennial—every 10 years—Census. During the 2010 Census, Fairview and Wood Village shared a census tract that had the 3rd lowest response-rate in Oregon and the lowest response-rate in Multnomah County. The response-rate was 63% and indicates we likely had an undercount, which means for the last 10 years we have lost out on vital funding an resources for our community.
Census Starts on March 12
Everyone living in our community can take the Census starting March 12. You will be directed to go online to take it. Expect to spend about 10 minutes per person in the home. The information will be confidential and private for 72 years—after which, it will be released as a historical record.
In March, every household will receive a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau with instructions to visit their website to fill out the 2020 Census. Upon logging onto the Bureau’s website, each household will fill out a 12-question form. *Sometimes, the mailing will be addressed to someone else, like the landlord, at that address—if you live there then the mailer is meant for you.
If you do not do the Census, a total of five mailers will be sent to your address. The first three will serve as reminders, the fourth mailer will come with a physical 2020 Census questionnaire and the fifth mailer will inform you that an enumerator will come to your house. Completing the Census questionnaire early is the best way to avoid having an enumerator come to your home. Enumerators will come by your house up to 3 times and then they will go to your neighbor’s house to get your info.
Learn more about the importance of the Census and frequently asked questions in the FAQs, see the Calendar of upcoming Census related events, and learn how you can help change the next 10 years by volunteering.
Volunteer With Our Local Census Campaign
We are seeking volunteers to help us offer on-site census assistance and we are training Census ambassadors to provide Census 101 classes. We encourage everyone to check out the #WeCountOregon statewide campaign, and our local partners East County Rising, Latino Network, Beyond Black, IRCO, and the Slavic Family Media Center. If you have further questions or you want to volunteer with our local census campaign, call Cristal Otero at the City of Fairview at 503-674-6236. Sign up online to receive more information about being a Census Volunteer. "A few minutes will change the next 10 years."
Sign up online to receive more information about being a Census Volunteer. "A few minutes will change the next 10 years."
We encourage everyone to check out the #WeCountOregon statewide campaign, and our local partners East County Rising, Latino Network, Beyond Black, IRCO, and the Slavic Family Media Center. If you have further questions or you want to volunteer with our local census campaign, call Cristal Otero at the City of Fairview at 503-674-6236.
- Why should I care about an undercount?
- Do I need a social security number?
- What if we have 2 families living in one house?
- Who is the head-of-household?
- What if I live at a nursing home, group home, or I’m in a program?
- What if I want to work with a translator or I know someone that needs a translator?
- I'm concerned about sharing personal information about my family.