Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau works to count every person in the United States, including everyone living in Minnesota. The resulting count will guide the distribution of billions of dollars to Minnesota’s communities, determine political representation for the next decade, and provide data that shapes how Minnesota’s policymakers and business leaders decide to invest public and private resources.
The 2020 Census is easy. You will answer a simple questionnaire about yourself and everyone who is living with you on April 1, 2020, which is also known as Census Day.
Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12-20. Once you receive that invitation, you can respond by phone, by mail, or online at my2020census.gov. If a household does not self-respond, the Census Bureau will visit it in-person to collect the data in order to obtain a 100% overall response rate.
The Duluth Public Library is proud to be a Questionnaire Assistance Center (sometimes referred to as a QAC). Questionnaire Assistance Centers are locations where individuals can fill out their 2020 Census online or bring in their paper Census form and receive assistance from trained staff if needed.
Helpful Websites and Videos
What is the Census?
How to Complete the 2020 Census Online
How the 2020 Census Compares to the 1790 Census