Goodview and the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is slated to start on April 1, 2020.  The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, America gets just one chance each decade 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 that the 2020 Census accurately counts Goodview's residents, the City will be taking steps to establish ways to engage the community in this campaign.


Why is the 2020 Census Important?

  • Representation:  Minnesota is at risk of losing a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Minnesota Risks Losing Congressional Seat
  • Funding:  Even one missed person could mean a forfeited $15,000 in funding over ten years.  Counting Dollars - Role of 2020 Census
  • Planning:  Census data helps plan roads, schools, hospitals, senior centers, and emergency services to best serve changing populations.
  • Business:  Census data assists businesses in locating factories and stores, recruiting employees, and conducting market research.