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.
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.
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
Upcoming tabling events
Location: Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Dates and times:
- Home Improvement Fair, February 22, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Block Captains Workshop, March 7, 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- Farmer's Market, March 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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.
Census 2020 Complete Count Committee
The City of Bloomington is looking for members from a cross section of the community who are willing to implement outreach strategies to alleviate fears about the privacy and confidentiality of census data and increase response rate.
To apply, fill out a Census 2020 volunteer registration.
Sample responsibilities for Complete Count Committee members
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 Complete Count Committee Participants
Join the Complete Count Committee
Nancy M. Brewster
Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
Community Outreach and Engagement Division
Why is it 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:
- Minnesota is at risk of losing a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives
- One missed person could mean a forfeited $28,000 in funding over ten years
- Data is used to plan for roads, school, and hospitals
Mark your calendars
Get ready. Get set. Get counted.
Complete Count Committee Event - Mark your calendars!
Monday, May 20, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Civic Plaza, Black Box Theater
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
To RSVP, call 952-563-8733 or MN Relay 711