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.
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 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.