The Constitution of the Unites States requires a full count of the population every ten years; starting in 1790 the Census Bureau has counted every resident of the United States. Previous censuses would request households to return their census forms by mail or census workers would visit neighborhoods to count remaining households. The 2020 Census plans to add an online response form to use modern and cost-efficient methods to count everyone once and in the right place.
Why It's Important
The data that will be collected by the 2020 Census are critical for states, counties and communities. Minnesota's State Demographer's office has outlined why the census is important and how it can impact Moorhead.
Activities for the 2020 Census are already underway in preparations for Census Day - April 1, 2020. A general timeline has been developed by the State Demographers office for reference and the US Census Bureau has also noted important 2020 Census dates.
Census Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Snowbird Information - If you live in Moorhead most of the time, but winter somewhere warm - fill out your 2020 Census form for your primary address in Minnesota.
- Coming Soon: Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QACs) - If you need access to technology or help filling out your 2020 Census form, Moorhead will identify QAC locations where you can get help.
How To Get Involved
Moorhead has developed a Complete Count Committee (CCC) to help educate and reach all of our citizens. If you are interested in helping achieve a complete count, please let us know.
If you want to Commit to Be Counted in the 2020 Census, sign up to get involved! Please fill out the Commit to Be Counted online form facilitated by We Count Minnesota.
Census Job Opportunities
Census Jobs are available now and more will open in 2020.