2020 Census

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What everyone needs to know

Starting in March 2020, residents will receive a census invitation and can begin responding online, by mail or by phone. Learn what to expect in the mail [PDF]. 

Your response is important! Federal spending programs use census data to distribute the right amount of money to cities, counties, and states. If people aren’t included, your area may have a harder time funding their schools, transportation, and other amenity costs. In 2016, Minnesota received $15,459,175,947 through 55 federal spending programs guided by data derived from the 2010 Census.

To complete the 2020 Census

Go to the U.S. Census Bureau 2020 Census webpage with the number from your letter to complete the census.

Get Involved

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Learn more here.

Money IconWhy your answers matter

$2,800 is distributed for each Minnesotan annually to pay for public services.  Learn about how the census data brings dollars into Minnesota [PDF].

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After each census, state officials redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts, adapting to population shifts. Learn how where you count matters [PDF].

Lock IconYour privacy

Federal law protects your census responses. The Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about individuals, households, or businesses, even to law enforcement agencies.

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