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Census 2020

Census 2020 is the most recent decennial census, which generates population counts by age, sex, race/ethnicity, for people living in households and group quarters, as well as counts of housing units, both occupied and vacant.

The decennial (every 10 years) U.S. Census aims to count every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution and has been taking place since 1790. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to direct the distribution of federal funds. The results of each decennial census are also used by states for redistricting. Redistricting is when state officials realign congressional and state legislative districts, taking into account population shifts since the last census and assuring equal representation for their constituents.


Census 2020 data FAQs

Frequently asked questions related to 2020 Census data

Press Release - Congressional Reapportionment

THE FIRST CENSUS 2020 DATA ARE IN – MINNESOTA KEEPS 8 CONGRESSIONAL SEATS!

Redistricting data

Many government agencies use census data for funding and planning purposes.

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