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Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau works to count every person in the United States, including everyone living in Minnesota. The resulting count will guide the distribution of billions of dollars to Minnesota’s communities, determine political representation for the next decade, and create the foundation for data that will Minnesota’s policymakers and business leaders decide how to best invest public and private resources.
Federal and state funding is allocated to communities, and decisions are made on matters of national and local importance based, in part, on census data and housing; census data helps determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and is necessary for an accurate and fair redistricting of state legislative seats, county and city councils and voting districts. Additionally, Information from the 2020 Census and American Community Survey are vital tools for economic development and increased employment.
A united voice from business, government, community-based and faith-based organizations, educators, media and others will enable the 2020 Census message to reach more of our citizens. We have established a 2020 Census Complete Count Committee that brings together a cross section of community members who will utilize their local knowledge and expertise to reach out to all persons of our community