City of Minneapolis and the 2020 Census
The U.S. Census is a count of all residents in the United States taken every 10 years and is required by the U.S. Constitution. It is the tool used to determine political representation and federal funding distribution for governments, including at the state and local levels. In 2020, it will determine how many congressional representatives Minnesota will have for the next decade.
The census is required by law and all the information that can identify respondents or households must remain confidential for at least 72 years. Even the President of the United States cannot access your personal information.
Achieving an accurate census count is vital for our democracy. The City is taking steps to ensure that the 2020 Census accurately counts Minneapolis's residents through the establishment of a community-led Complete Count Committee to guide the creation of an engagement campaign.
Complete Count Committee
The Complete Count Committee provides guidance and support for the City’s outreach and engagement efforts leading up to and during the 2020 Census. Our goal is to work together to make sure that all residents are counted. The Complete Count Committee is made of up of representatives or advocates from historically undercounted communities.
The 2020 Census Complete Count Committee was established by Council Action 2018A-00777, to provide guidance and support for the City’s outreach and engagement efforts leading up to and during the 2020 Census, working together as one Minneapolis to make sure that all residents are counted. The Complete Count Committee shall be comprised of a cross-section of community members.
Minneapolis can be proud of the hard work of our Complete Count Committees and many community groups, churches and other agencies helping to get out the message: “It’s in Our Hands.” The increase in mail participation rates from Census 2000 was dramatic, with a final mail-in participation rate of 78%, up from 68% in 2000. On August 11, 2010, Debra Stanley of the Kansas City Regional Census Bureau presented City leaders with an award for their extraordinary success in local outreach efforts for the 2010 Census. The City's mail-back participation rate was the highest of any city with populations of 300,000 or more in the country.
Join the Complete Count Committee
You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or send suggestions to the City Clerk's Office of qualified candidates who should receive application materials. Committee meetings are held quarterly. The location of the meetings will be determined.
Eligibility & Application
Read the Vacancies
City Council will appoint representatives from these groups to serve for an eighteen month period ending June 30, 2020.
- Seat 1: Representative from the Native American community
- Seat 2: Representative from the African American community
- Seat 3: Representative from the Southeast Asian community
- Seat 4: Representative from the East African community
- Seat 5: Representative from the Latino community
- Seat 6: Representative from the LGBTQ community
- Seat 7: Representative from the Aging community
- Seat 8: Representative from the Veteran community
- Seat 9: Representative from the community who works with people experiencing homelessness
- Seat 10: Representative from the Tenant community or from the community of people working with Tenants
- Seat 11: Representative from the college student community
- Seat 12: Representative from the community that serves households with children
- Seat 13: Representative from the community that serves households living in poverty
- Seat 14: Representative from the community of people with disabilities
- Seat 15: Representative from Ward 1
- Seat 16: Representative from Ward 2
- Seat 17: Representative from Ward 3
- Seat 18: Representative from Ward 4
- Seat 19: Representative from Ward 5
- Seat 20: Representative from Ward 6
- Seat 21: Representative from Ward 7
- Seat 22: Representative from Ward 8
- Seat 23: Representative from Ward 9
- Seat 24: Representative from Ward 10
- Seat 25: Representative from Ward 11
- Seat 26: Representative from Ward 12
- Seat 27: Representative from Ward 13;
Where to Send Applications
Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:
City Clerk Appointments
350 South Fifth Street, Room 304
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382
Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the Neighborhood and Community Relations Staff. Applications are then reviewed by the Committee of the Whole of the City Council, the Mayor’s Office and Neighborhood and Community Relations Staff for recommendation to the full City Council.
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or [email protected].
Last updated Sep 6, 2018