The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade a count, or census, is taken of America's population. The U.S. Census Bureau leads this effort. The census provides vital information for you and the community.
• It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries for Federal, State, and local offices.
• Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including transportation, schools and emergency services.
• Businesses use census data to determine where to bring jobs and where to locate places to shop.
• Census data determines how federal funding is distributed throughout the country.
2020 will be the first year individuals will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. Households will receive an invitation in the mail in March 2020 inviting them to respond online and providing information on other methods for responding.
The City of Coon Rapids is committed to providing support and outreach to ensure an accurate count.
2020 Census Timeline
• March 2020: Door-to-door enumeration and Enumeration at Transitory Locations begins
• April 1, 2020: 2020 Census Day
• April 2020: Non-response Follow-up begins for households that did not submit a Census form
Frequently Asked Questions about the 2020 Census
How to Get Involved
Are you willing to volunteer to speak to a community group about the importance of the 2020 Census or assist with outreach efforts in Coon Rapids? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of positions.
YOU can also Commit to be Counted through the MN Census! Visit the organization's website here to sign up!
Learn about why the Census is important with these PBS videos