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Census 2020

Get Ready. Get Set. Get Counted.

The City of Bloomington and the Census 2020


The US Constitution mandates that people be counted every ten years. The City of Bloomington is making efforts to ensure everyone is fairly represented and accurately counted on the Census 2020. 

It's Not Too Late to Respond!

Everyone is encouraged to respond online, by mail, or by phone to the 2020 Census, if you have not already done so.  Visit to be counted or for more information.

Census How-To

This educational video will present a quick overview of the online questionnaire, and give you an idea of what to expect from the online platform.

Timeline and Updates

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations.  Efforts are ongoing to ensure a complete and accurate count.  Please visit the Bureau's website for more information (

Track Bloomington's Self-Response Rates

This map features self-response rates from households that responded to the 2020 Census online, by mail, or by phone.  Data is provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and is updated daily (


Census 2020 Complete Count Committee

The City of Bloomington and The Human Rights Commissioners would like to thank the Complete Count Committee volunteers for their time and   great service.  This past year, the City established a Complete Count Committee that continues to promote and raise awareness of the 2020 Census.  Meeting minutes and volunteer resources are found below.       For more information about Bloomington's Complete Count Committee contact:   Nancy M. Brewster, Outreach & Engagement Coordinator (Call: 952-563-4947 or Email: 


Sample responsibilities for Complete Count Committee members

Attend Complete Count Committee meetings 

Provide ideas and insight on how to increase census awareness

Track and report progress and efforts

Distribute info packets in community

Host a table at a market, event, etc.

Write articles for a church bulletin

Write letter-to-editor of local papers

Put together an electronic monthly newsletter

Promote Census 2020 in social media platforms

Post flyers in the community

Resources for Census Outreach

Complete Count Committee Meeting Notes

See what happened at the February Complete Count Committee Meeting.  Link to Census 2020 - February Meeting Notes

See what happened at the December Complete Count Committee Meeting.  Link to Census 2020 - December Meeting Notes

Why is the Census important?

Sitting-out of the Census 2020 process can be costly to all and you can make a difference. 

Top 3 reasons you should get counted:

  1. Minnesota is at risk of losing a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives
  2. One missed person could mean a forfeited $28,000 in funding over ten years
  3. Data is used to plan for roads, school, and hospitals

Work for the Census 2020

There are different positions available and you could be the right candidate. The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring census takers, recruiting assistants, and supervisory staff.

Link to Census 2020 jobs