What Everyone Needs to Know
The 2020 Census is here and your participation is important! By responding to the Census, you make sure our communities get their fair share of billions of dollars in funding for health care, schools, transportation, roads, public safety, and much more. In 2016, Minnesota received $15,459,175,947 through 55 federal spending programs guided by data derived from the 2010 Census.
In March, you should’ve received an invitation in the mail to respond online to the 2020 Census. A reminder letter and paper questionnaire was sent April 8-16. During the week of April 20-27, a final reminder postcard will be sent before the Census begins following up in person. Learn what to expect in the mail [PDF].
To Complete the 2020 Census
If you didn’t receive or see an invitation delivered to your residence, don’t worry! You can still respond just by going to 2020census.gov. You can also complete your census over the phone by calling 844-330-2020. Spanish speakers may call 844-468-2020. Customer service representatives are available in many languages. Please visit the Language Support Page for help in additional languages.
Questions and Help
We Count Minnesota can answer any questions via chat or you can text your questions in one of four languages to:
- English: text COUNT to 662020
- Spanish: text CENSO to 662020
- Somali: text TIRI to 662020
- Hmong: text SUAVPEB to 662020
Call 844-330-2020 from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Central Time for questions about responding to the 2020 Census.
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Learn more here.
Why 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].
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].
Federal law protects your census responses. The Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about individuals, households, or businesses, even to law enforcement agencies.
- Confidentiality English [PDF]
- Confidentiality Spanish [PDF]
- How, and When, to Fill Out the Census (ASL video from DHHSD and MNCDHH)
Are you curious about how many people in your community are are responding to the 2020 Census? Stay up to date with a map of self-response rates from across the United States right down to your town.