Adjustments Made to the 2020 Census because of COVID-19
(March 24, 2020) --The upcoming US Census will also be impacted by COVID-19. The Census Bureau has made operation adjustment to meet the following goals: Protect the health and safety of Census employees and the American public; implement guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities; and ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities. Toward that end, every phase of the Census process, with the exception of delivery of the final data, will be either extended or delayed. There is a complete summary on the 2020 Census website with adjusted dates and a link to a pdf summary for those that are interested in the details. That information can be found here.
An accurate census count is critical for Minnesota counties. Billions of federal funding dollars and future congressional representation will be based on census figures.
The Minnesota State Demographic Center’s Commit to be Counted page is now live! Please subscribe for up-to-minute announcements, events, and resources to support an accurate 2020 Census for Minnesota counties.
As you know, county leaders play a critical role in forming and participating in Complete Count Committees. Below, you will a list of resources to support counties as the 2020 Census approaches.
Statewide Livestream Event
This event is highly recommended for Complete Count Committee members as well as local leaders supporting the 2020 Census. It is jointly offered on behalf of the Minnesota State Demographic Center, the Minnesota Service Cooperatives, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the League of Minnesota Cities, the Minnesota School Boards Association, and the Minnesota Association of Townships.
- The January 29 livestream is available for viewing online.
- Complete Count Committees PowerPoint
- Projected Undercounts in Minnesota
- City of Edina Passed Apartment Ordinance
State Training Sessions
The MN State Demographic Center will continue offering Complete Count Committee training opportunities at regional locations in January 2020. If you have any questions about the sessions below, please contact Rachel Dame, Rachel.Dame@state.mn.us.
Monthly Conference Calls
Complete Count Committees and other community partners are welcome to join monthly conference calls with the State of Minnesota. These calls allow the State to provide partners with updates on census operations and answer questions. These calls take place every third Thursday of the month at noon. To join the call please use the following login information below. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to join the Third Thursday call and would like a recording of the meeting.
Join Conference Call by Computer
Please follow prompts on the screen to connect. On the second loading page, please look to the bottom of the page and click “run a temporary application” if you do not have Webex software or the chrome Webex extension. Double click the now downloaded .exe file to load into the meeting.
Join Conference Call by Phone
Dial one of the following numbers:
+1 2065960378 - US Toll
8443020362 - US Toll Free
Follow the prompts and use the passcode: 747 956 176
- Learn about the 2020 Census
- Form a Complete Count Committee
- Video: How Will 2020 Census Data Be Used?
- Counting for Dollars Flyer
- Interactive Minnesota Maps with a look at 2010 Census participation
- Create 2020 Census buttons, posters, and flyers with downloadable templates
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Questions or Need Help? Reach out to the Minnesota State Demographic Office team today.