The census is a count of all residents in the United States. The U.S. Census is taken every 10 years. The census is required by the U.S. Constitution.
The census determines representation in the U.S. Congress. Minnesota currently has eight Congressional Representatives. The 2010 census will determine how many Congressional Representatives we have in the next decade.
The 2010 census will take place on April 1, 2010. Questionnaires will be sent to every address in the nation. Local governments have been working with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure that all addresses are included.
Questionnaires will be mailed one to three weeks before Census Day: April 1, 2010. Residents complete the questionnaire and mail it back to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Hard-to-Count" (HTC) areas are places across the nation that had a high non-response rate for the 2000 Census. HTC scores are derived from 12 variables that are correlated with high non-response rates. Scores can range from 0 to 132. High scores indicate high concentrations of attributes that make enumeration difficult, which increase the likelihood of an undercount. Minneapolis 2010 Census outreach efforts are focused on areas with scores above 50, which is what the local " Hard to Count" map depicts.
Information about the 2010 census in Minneapolis will be updated on this page. You may also email [email protected].
Find more information at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Last updated Sep 27, 2011