Census 2020

We Count WayzataEvery 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census to count or survey those living in the United States and the five U.S. territories. The results of the census help determine congressional representation and federal funding.

The next census will be April 1, 2020.

Why is the census important to Wayzata?

The census is critical to better understanding and representing our community. The data collected:

  • Determines our representation (number of members) in the U.S. and Minnesota House of Representatives.
  • Allows for additional funding for road improvements if the population increases to greater than 5,000 residents.
  • Guides federal funding to communities for schools, roads, and emergency services.
  • Assists businesses in deciding where to locate or build their facilities, recruiting employees and conducting market research. 
  • Click to learn more about how Census data are used.

Everyone counts! The City of Wayzata is determined to reach everyone and ensure a complete count that accurately represents our community. 

Census Information Sessions

The 2020 Census is just around the corner! Volunteers on behalf of the City’s Complete Count Committee are hosting information sessions throughout March & April at the Wayzata Library. All are welcome, so please stop by any time to ask questions or learn more about the importance of completing the Census.

Tues.   March 10                     10:00-11:30 a.m.

Thurs. March 19                     1:00-2:30 p.m.

Tues.   March 24                     10:00-11:30 a.m.

Wed.    April 1                         1:00-3:30 p.m.

Learn more about the census by watching the following video.

Wayzata Complete Count Committee

The City of Wayzata formed a committee of trusted local representatives that want to help inform our residents about the 2020 Census and promote participation. The committee meets regularly to coordinate their efforts.

If you have questions about the committee, contact Kathy Leervig, City Clerk, at kleervig@wayzata.org or 952-404-5303.

Work for the U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of positions to help with the 2020 Census. To be eligible, you must be 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number and be a U.S. citizen. The pay rate for a census taker position in Hennepin County is $20 per hour. 

To learn more or apply only, visit the 2020 Census jobs webpage

Census Bureau Address Canvassing

Census 2020 logoThe U.S. Census Bureau has begun a process called “address canvassing" to validate, add, correct and delete addresses in their database in preparation for mailing 2020 Census information.

Census Bureau employees are not required to have City solicitor permits but should have official Census ID cards with employee names, pictures and expiration dates. Each Census employee should also have a black canvas bag and a laptop with a Census Bureau logo on the top.

Click here for more information about the Census Bureau's address canvassing operation.