Census 2020

Census Day - April 1, 2020

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade a count, or census, is taken of America's population. The U.S. Census Bureau leads this effort. The census provides vital information for you and the community.

• It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries for Federal, State, and local offices.

• Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including transportation, schools and emergency services.

• Businesses use census data to determine where to bring jobs and where to locate places to shop.

2020 will be the first year individuals will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. Households will receive an invitation in the mail in March 2020 inviting them to respond online and providing information on other methods for responding.

The City of Andover is committed to providing support and outreach to ensure an accurate count. If you would like to receive updates on Census Operations in our community, Click here to Commit to Be Counted. 

To view current response rates in Andover please click here

2020 Census Timeline

• March 2020: Households receive invitation in the mail to respond

• April 1, 2020: 2020 Census Day

• April 2020: Non-response Follow-up begins for households that did not submit a Census form

How to Get Involved

Are you willing to volunteer to speak to a community group about the importance of the 2020 Census or assist with outreach efforts in Andover? Email Jake Griffiths, Associate Planner at j.griffiths@andovermn.gov for more information.

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of positions. Click here for more information. Please note that positions are with the U.S. Census Bureau and are not employed by the City of Andover. 

Census FAQs and Resources