Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau counts every resident in the United States. Residents can expect to receive information in the mail in March 2020. Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone.
Why completing the census is important to St. Joseph?
Census data determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as districts for state government.
Minnesota is at risk of losing a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Census data guides approximately $589 billion in federal spending allocated to local communities each year, including more than $15 billion distributed to Minnesota communities.
Census data helps decision-makers plan roads, schools, hospitals, senior centers, and emergency services to best serve changing populations.
Census data assists businesses in locating factories and stores, recruiting employees, and conducting market research.
How You Can Help
Be a census taker! Earn extra money while helping your community. The census bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Apply online at 2020Census.gov/jobs.
Learn about the census process! See how the census shapes communities at 2020census.gov.
Learn more about the way the Census works and how your information is protected! Read this FAQ from the Minnesota State Demographic Center.