Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census to count or survey those living in the United States and the five U.S. territories. The results of the census help determine congressional representation and federal funding.
The census is critical to better understanding and representing our community. The data collected:
- Determines the number of members in the U.S. and Minnesota House of Representatives. Minnesota is at risk of losing a seat in Congress.
- Guides federal funding of approximately $884 billion to local communities every year. For each person not counted, Minnesota loses about $2,800 in federal funding each year.
- Helps federal, state, and local governments plan for schools, roads, hospitals, and emergency services.
- Assists businesses in investing in the community. This includes where to locate, recruiting employees, and conducting market research.
Everyone counts! The city wants to reach everyone and ensure a complete count that represents our community.
On or between
You will receive
|March 12-20, 2020||An invite to respond online to the 2020 census.|
|March 16-24, 2020||A reminder postcard|
|If you haven't responded|
|March 26-April 3, 2020||A reminder postcard|
|April 8-16, 2020||A reminder letter and paper survey|
|April 20-27, 2020||A final reminder postcard|
|After April 27, 2020||Census workers visit homes where a person has not responded.|
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of positions to help with the 2020 Census. To be eligible, you must be 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number and be a U.S. citizen. The pay rate for a census taker position in Hennepin County is $20 per hour.
To learn more or apply only, visit the 2020 Census jobs webpage.