2020 Census

2020 Census Jobs

Every 10 years a census is taken that counts every person living in the United States. Residents can expect to receive census information by mail in March 2020. Census Day events will take place on April 1, 2020. Census workers will conduct follow up visits with non-respondents during summer 2020.

The final census numbers are expected to be public in March 2021.

Address Canvassing

Beginning in August 2019, you may being to notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Watch this short video for more information:

Why It's Important

The data that will collected by the 2020 census are critical for states, counties, and communities.


Census data determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as districts for state government.

Minnesota is at risk of losing a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Census data guides federal spending allocation of approximately $589 billion to local communities every year. 

Even one missed person could mean a forfeited $15,000 in funding over ten years.

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Census data helps plan roads, schools, hospitals, senior centers, and emergency services to best serve changing populations.

Read about Minnesota's demographics to understand how community needs are shifting.



Census data assists businesses in locating factories & stores, recruiting employees, and conducting market research.

Learn how Chambers of Commerce and other organizations in our state use census data.

How You Can Help

Be a census taker! The census bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.

Learn about the census process! See how the census shapes communities at 2020census.gov.

Learn more about the way the Census works and how your information is protected! Read this FAQ from the Minnesota State Demographic Center.

Share your census knowledge with your neighbors!
Census 101: What You Need To Know
Census 101: What You Need To Know