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Posted on: September 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Census Day: April 1, 2020


The 2020 Census is less than a year away and the planning and preparation for this important event is well underway. City staff will be meeting with local partners to
put plans in place to help get a complete count in the city. 

The census provides vital information for the community. Cities with a population above 5,000 receive greater funding from the state of Minnesota for road projects related to state aid roads.

People who live at two or more residences (during the week, month, or year), such as people who travel seasonally between residences (for example, snowbirds
or children in joint custody) are counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If usual residence cannot be determined, they are counted at the residence where they are staying on Thursday, April 1, 2020 (Census Day). 

For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. The process will be quick and secure. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You’ll still be able to respond by mail. To learn more about what to expect, visit

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