Everyone Counts in MN!
The U.S. constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790. The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once and in the right place.
Why is being counted so important to Minnesota?
Minnesota is at risk of losing a seat in the U.S.House of Representatives. Even one missed person means a loss of $15,000 in funding over ten years. Download here
Who is being missed? Interactive map here
We can be census takers. Download here for more information. These temporary, part-time positions are available in every county and pay starts at $19.00 per hour.
Apply at 2020census.gov/jobs
K-12 Educators: Schools throughout Minnesota are essential partners in the spread of 2020 Census awareness. Engage your school community with this toolkit.
Higher Education: Higher education institutions have an important role in promoting the census among student populations that are historically undercounted. Use this series of resources to help you engage your college community.
Faith-Based Organizations: For Minnesotans involved in a faith community, hearing about the 2020 Census from their faith leaders can be powerful. Use these resources to help you engage your fellow worshipers.
Business Leaders: Businesses big and small have a great role to play in 2020 Census efforts-find out how with this toolkit.
Libraries: Libraries across Otter Tail County have been critical partners in spreading the word about the 2020 Census.
Renters & Property Managers: People who rent are the most undercounted population block in Minnesota, especially those residing in apartment buildings.
Start a Complete Count Committee
- What is a Census Complete Count Committee?
- How does my organization, township, city start a CCC?
- Census Community Outreach Tool
Complete Count Committee County Resources
Printable flyer with local contact information
Jenna Duwenhoegger, Partnership Specialist
Chicago Regional Census Center, U.S. Census Bureau