The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, America gets just one chance every ten (10) years, to count its population. The data collected by the decennial census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.
Achieving an accurate census count is imperative for our democracy. To ensure the 2020 Census accurately counts Pipestone resident's, the City has established a community-led Complete Count Committee to guide the engagement campaign.
Benefit your community – complete the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail. It is critical in emergency response situations to have census data about where people live. Census data are used to allocate billions of dollars in federal funding each year, including for emergency response services
Also, did you know that you can track self-response rates here via the Rate Response Map? The daily updates offer real-time indicators of engagement needs for motivating self-response.
The United States Census Bureau is hiring temporary employees for the 2020 Census. The jobs offer weekly pay, competitive pay rates, flexible hours, and paid training. By joining the 2020 Census team, you can support your community while getting paid to do it.
Respond When You Receive Your
2020 Census Invitation
There is 48 City of Pipestone residences with non city-style address that are part of our Update Leave operation. (see attached map, yellow)
These residences will be receiving - by hand delivery - packets with their Census invitation letter and questionnaire between June 13 and July 9, and now that we've resumed the operations that were suspended in mid-March due to COVID-19.
Census workers will hang these packets on door handles and fence gates, etc. at the front doors of these homes.
They will do so while observing all state of Minnesota social distancing guidelines, including wearing cloth face masks and gloves.
The homes that receive them are asked to complete the enclosed paper questionnaire and mail it back in the provided envelope instead of responding on line.