The City of Minneapolis and the 2020 Census
The U.S. census is a count of all residents in the United States taken every 10 years and is required by the U.S. Constitution. It is used to determine political representation and federal funding distribution for governments, including at the state and local levels. In 2020, it will determine how many congressional representatives Minnesota will have for the next decade. Getting an accurate and complete count of all residents is vital. The Neighborhood & Community Relations Department leads the City of Minneapolis' efforts to ensure a complete count.
- Presentation tonight on census outreach plans & US Census Bureau activity in neighborhoods (8/20/19)
How does the Census Bureau count every household?
Learn how Census workers are canvassing in your neighborhood today to count all of the dwellings in this short video.
There will not be a citizenship question on the 2020 census
On July 2, the Trump administration officially ended their efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed the 2020 Decennial Questionnaire would not include a citizenship question. According to the DOJ, the printer has been instructed to begin printing the questionnaire without including the proposed citizenship question.
This comes after the Supreme Court rejected the Department of Commerce’s argument that the citizenship question was added to enforce and protect voting rights.
Again, a citizenship question will not be included on the 2020 Census Questionnaire.
We will continue our efforts to ensure a complete, accurate and fair count. Our work continues.
- Alberder Gillespie
Join the We Count campaign at community events this summer.
|Complete Count Committee Meeting||Aug. 20|
|Fuller Park multipurpose room|
|Urban League Family Day||Aug. 24|
|Plymouth Avenue North |
From Newton to Oliver
|Open Streets Franklin||Aug. 25|
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
|Franklin Ave. E. |
From Portland Ave. - 27th Ave. S.
|Complete Count Committee Meeting||Sep.17|
|Morris Recreation Center, multipurpose room|
Complete Count Committee
The City is taking steps to ensure that the 2020 census accurately counts Minneapolis's residents through the establishment of a community-led Complete Count Committee to guide the creation of the We Count engagement campaign. Read more and apply for open seats on the committee...
Census 2020 Map
Last updated Aug 26, 2019