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Andrew Virden

Director of Census Operations and Engagement

Andrew Virden is the Director of Census Operations and Engagement since April 2018. In his role, Andrew’s work applies his knowledge of the Census, including recruiting and field operations, as well as experience community organizing  to help ensure Minnesota gets an accurate count for Census Day on April 1, 2020. 

Prior to working in the Demographer’s office, Andrew worked at the Met Council as a Community Relations Specialist providing direct support to Council Members who represented urban, suburban, and rural districts in the 7-county metro area. He also worked for two years as a Committee Legislative Assistant at the Minnesota House of Representatives. 

Andrew received his master’s degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Leadership and Management at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He received his Bachelor’s degree at Macalester College in St. Paul.

Andrew can be reached at or directly at 651-201-2507.

Photograph of  Andrew  Virden
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