Census Day is approaching

The United States Census will be counting every Minnesotan this year. The end count will guide the distribution of billions of dollars to Minnesota communities across the state, determine the number of elected representatives Minnesota receives, and it will provide necessary data to Minnesota policymakers to help them make legislative decisions. 

By April 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will have contacted every household in the country, whether by sending a letter by mail or hand-delivering a census packet. It’s part of a once-a-decade tradition of counting every person living here, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

It’s been 10 years since we’ve done one of these, so it’s time for a reminder: What is the census, and why is it so important? For more information, visit https://mn.gov/admin/2020-census/.