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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.

Link to Census 2020 timeline

Census Updates

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 Events

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.

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Link to Census 2020 jobs


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

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

Join the Complete Count Committee

Let's collectively develop an action plan, set clear and achievable objectives, and shape the message for our communities.
 
Sign up:
 

Nancy M. Brewster

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

Community Outreach and Engagement Division

Call: 952-563-4947

Email:  nbrewster@BloomingtonMN.gov 


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:

  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

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