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Census Day

Census Day


Complete the 2020 Census online today! Visit http://my2020census.gov/ to get started.



 Census Day is April 1


Do you have questions about the 2020 Census? You can ask We Count MN a question using the pop-up in the lower corner of the screen or by texting your question to MN2020 (662020). Or visit a Questionnaire Assistance Center at nearby locations: https://mn.gov/admin/2020-census/involved/qac/ 

The goal of the 2020 Census is to conduct a complete and accurate count of the U.S. population.

For the 2020 Census, individuals will for the first time be able to complete and submit their census forms online. People who are unable to complete the Census online will again have the option to be counted by mail, over the phone, or in-person by a door-to-door Census taker. 

What that means for you is ultimately pretty simple. By April 1, 2020, you will receive an invitation to participate in the Census. The invitation will give you three options for completing your census form: 

  • online; 
  • by phone; or 
  • through the mail. 

To ensure you don't miss your invitation, you can sign up to receive an extra reminder from the Census Bureau and they'll send you an email to let you know as soon as you can complete your Census form. You can also prepare and ensure a smooth process by reviewing the questions you'll be expected to answer on the Census. Again, the process for respondents is designed to be simple and convenient. 

And remember, the Census Bureau is required by law to keep your answers confidentialThat means they must protect your personal information and will never share it with any other people or organizations, inside or outside of government.

2020 Key Census Milestones


-March 12th-20th: Osseo residents will receive an invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census. 

-March 16th-24th: A reminder letter to complete your census form will be sent. 

-March 26th-April 3rd: A reminder postcard is sent. 


April (if you have not yet responded)

-Census Day arrives on April 1, 2020, as residents are invited to complete the census form online, by mail, or over the phone. 

-April 8th-April 16th: A reminder letter and paper questionnaire are sent to all households that have not responded. 

-April 20th-April 27th: A final reminder postcard is sent to all households who have not responded, this is the final postcard distributed before the Census Bureau follows up in-person.

After Census Day 

-Later in the month of April, extending through August 2020, Census takers go door-to-door to collect information from residents who did not complete a census form using any of these methods.