Census 2020

Kandiyohi County and the 2020 Census 

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What Is the 2020 Census?

An Important Opportunity
The United States Constitution calls for a  full count of the population as one of the founding principles of our nation. As a result, the Census Bureau has counted every resident in the U.S. every ten years to help provide our communities with vital information about who we are and what we need.

The city of Willmar and Kandiyohi County has a wealth of diversity, including diverse racial and ethnic communities, thriving immigrant and refugee communities, a large student population, and many English-language learners. Both past and projected response rates show that broad areas of Kandiyohi County and the city of Willmar, are at risk of being undercounted.

Commit to be Counted
Commit to filling out your 2020 Census form! Complete a short commitment survey and you will be sent a reminder by text or email on Census Day, April 1, 2020. I Commit to be Counted

How will I be Counted

Beginning mid-March, every household in Minnesota will receive an invitation in the mail to complete the census. It's easy to respond online, by mail, or by phone. Choose whichever method works best for you. 
  • Online - visit my2020census.gov to respond using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. 
  • By Phone - call 844.330.2020 to respond to the census over the phone.
  • By Mail - if you don't respond online, a form will be delivered to your home. Simply fill out the form and drop it in the mail. You don't even need a stamp. 

2020 Dateswhat to expect
March 12-20 Census Bureau sends invitations to all households
to respond to the online form. 
March 26 - April 3 Census Bureau will send two reminder invitations. 
April 1 Census Day
April 8-16 Census Bureau sends a paper questionnaire and a
third reminder to households that haven't responded online. 
April 28 - August Census takers visit households that haven't yet filled out
their online or paper forms. 
December 31

Final appointment counts delivered to the President and Congress. 
ABOUT CENSUS 2020
Learning about the 2020 Census is easy, just watch these short videos. You can select a video from the list below, or scroll down to find a video that is sure to have the answer to any question you may have.  
Census 101: Get Your Civics On!
Census 102: Confidentiality in Our Bones
How Confidential Is the Census?
Minnesota Could Be a Big Loser in 2020
Why the Census Matters to College Students
Address Canvassing
Spread the Word
Census Day!

Census 101: Get Your Civics On!
Why should I fill out the Census? What good will it do me or my community?



Census 102: Confidentiality in Our Bones
The nuts and bolts of the Census. How it’s done and what is used can be found right here.



How Confidential Is the Census?
How do I know my personal information safe? Who has access to it? Get your answers here.



Census Day!
Get ready for Census Day 2020!



Minnesota Could Be a Big Loser in 2020
Minnesota is on the verge of losing Representation in the US Congress.



Why the Census Matters to College Students
Funding for college students, political representation and local infrastructure is all at stake for colleges and their students in the 2020 Census.



Address Canvassing
Learn about Census address canvassing from St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Councilmember Mitra Jalali Nelson. 



Spread the Word
The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape the future of your community. Through your social media channels, your voice can make a difference.