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What You Need to Know for the 2020 Census:
Organizing for a Complete Count
Now is the time to begin preparing for the 2020 Census! The Census determines how Congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. It guides the distribution of federal and state money to local communities. And, of course, it gives us the data that we all rely on to make important policy decisions.

Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer

susan-brower-high-res_tcm36-219912 - CopySusan Brower is the Minnesota State Demographer and directs the MN State Demographic Center. Susan became the State Demographer in February 2012. She regularly talks with Minnesotans about the new social and economic realities connected to the state's economy and workforce, education, health, immigration and rural population changes.
Susan earned her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Michigan, specializing in demography and family sociology. She also holds a master's degree in public policy from Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

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State Training Sessions
The Minnesota Demographic Center invites county officials to participate in a series of monthly conference calls dedicated to answering questions about forming and managing a Complete Count Committee. This is a chance for participants to ask questions, learn from each other, and let state 2020 Census staff know what cities need to succeed for a complete count in 2020. 

Date: Third Thursday of every month Time: 12-1 p.m. To join the call: If you’re not already receiving an invitation to the Third Thursday Conference Call, please send an email to  to join the subscriber list.

Statewide Webcast
The Minnesota State Demographic Center invites you to participate in a statewide livestream on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, to prepare for the 2020 Census.

Please save-the-date! This special, jointly-sponsored broadcast will feature resources and strategies to support Complete Count Committees across Minnesota cities, counties, and townships.

Additional 2020 Dates & Locations Coming Soon!