Census 2020 Complete Count Committee

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade a count-or census-is taken of America's population. The body who is charge of this feat is the U.S. Census Bureau. 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.
  • Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools and emergency services.
  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.

Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on the data. This year will be the first year individuals will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail.

The City of Edina has established a volunteer committee to help support and do outreach on the 2020 Census!

Counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place!

Mission: Foster Community preparedness; inspire and support actions by individuals and community groups, with special focus on Hard to Count communities, to work toward a fair and accurate census in 2020.

Goals/Objectives:

  • CCC members will strive for 100% count participation
  • Develop intentional relationships with the hard to count (HTC) communities.
  • Develop awareness and trust of the methodology, importance, and benefits of the 2020 census.


The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade a count-or census-is taken of America's population. The body who is charge of this feat is the U.S. Census Bureau. 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.
  • Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools and emergency services.
  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.

Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on the data. This year will be the first year individuals will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail.

The City of Edina has established a volunteer committee to help support and do outreach on the 2020 Census!

Counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place!

Mission: Foster Community preparedness; inspire and support actions by individuals and community groups, with special focus on Hard to Count communities, to work toward a fair and accurate census in 2020.

Goals/Objectives:

  • CCC members will strive for 100% count participation
  • Develop intentional relationships with the hard to count (HTC) communities.
  • Develop awareness and trust of the methodology, importance, and benefits of the 2020 census.


Send questions, ideas, events, ect to help the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee get the word out!

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  • Since I am in AZ and the census letter is not forwarded, is there a way for me to go online and do it or do I have to wait till I am back in MN and the person comes around to count me because I have not responded to the letter that I never got?

    anita asked 21 days ago

    Thank you for your question! 

    Starting March 12, the Census Bureau will mail postcards to all households inviting them to complete the census questionnaire online or by phone (see attached sample). Ensuring a complete and accurate count of residents that spend their winters in another state (snowbirds) could be a barrier to a full and accurate count of all Edina residents. Here is why. When completing the census online or by phone, respondents will be asked for the Census ID printed on the postcard from the Census Bureau, or to provide their address if they do not have the ID. It is critical to understand that the unique tracking code printed on census mail is tied to the address to which it is sent. Snowbirds should use the Census ID mailed to their usual residence or enter their usual address if they do not have access to that ID. They should NOT use the Census ID sent to their seasonal home.