Check the mail for your census letter and get counted today!

We Count

Check the mail for your census invitation between March 12 and 20th

We count video still. Community members hold letters that spell the phrase We count.
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Check your mail between March 12 and 20th for your census invitation, which will have your household's "12-digit Census ID" to fill out the census online.

Paper census forms

If you prefer a paper census form, you will receive one automatically if you do not respond online or by phone in April. Read the guide to mailing in your census form here.

How to fill out the census form

Census Bureau video guide to completing the census

The Census Bureau prepared this short video on how to complete your census questionnaire online.

Go to and use your 12-digit Census ID to begin. You can still fill out the form before your Census ID number arrives in the mail, but there will be an additional step.

Offline options and assistance 

Special cases

Learn about how the Census Bureau counts:

Non-English speakers

We count. Natirakoob. Todos contamos. Peb muaj nuj nqi. Census 2020.

You can fill out the census in twelve languages online or by phone. For 59 languages, there are census guides that can be used as a reference that show translations of the English form.

Why the census matters

Data from the responses to the 2020 census will determine how the federal government will distribute congressional representation and billions of dollars to communities over the next decade.

Under-counted communities could face:

  • Diluted political representation.
  • Under-funded schools.
  • Under-funded health programs, social programs, roads and infrastructure.


How you can help

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Get counted and make sure your community is counted as well.

Follow the City of Minneapolis on our platforms and share We Count Minneapolis' news and resources using the hashtag #WeCountMpls: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

City of Minneapolis upcoming radio shows

  • Minneapolis 365 on KMOJ (89.9 FM) March 25, 1:30-2 p.m.
  • Mi Ciudad on La Raza (95.7 FM) March 31, 3 - 4 p.m.

Census 2020: What it is and what you can do in your community.

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Join the City of Minneapolis for a short learning lab on March 24, 10-11:30 a.m. at City Hall in room 319 and learn:

  • How the census works.
  • How it impacts communities.
  • Who has been under-counted.
  • How you can help.

Make sure your community counts on the 2020 census. Our funding and political representation is on the line.

Register here.

We count and we will be counted. Census 2020. Artwork by Ricardo Levins Morales.

More information about the Minneapolis We Count campaign

The Minneapolis We Count campaign is an initiative of the City of Minneapolis to make sure that no one living in Minneapolis goes uncounted due to fear or misinformation. This vital count of the population happens only once a decade, and its impact is long-lasting.

The Minneapolis We Count campaign is housed in the Neighborhood and Community Relations and Communications Departments of the City.

We contribute. We matter. We add value. #WeCountMpls

If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate or if you need information in an alternative format, you can contact Nicholas Ngo at Neighborhood and Community Relations at or by calling  612-673-3737. TTY users call 612-673-2157.

Para asistencia, llame al 612-673-2700 · Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-673-2800 · Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500