It's down to the final days to be counted in the 2020 census

Douglas County response rate slightly below that of 2010, but there is still time to respond.

The 2020 census will determine whether Minnesota and Wisconsin will retain eight seats each in the U.S. House of Representatives. U.S. Census Bureau photo

Time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census.

If you have not yet done so, Wednesday, Sept. 30, is your last chance to participate and get counted. The U.S. Census Bureau wants to count every person living in the United States. Communities across the nation will miss out on funding for critical public services over the next 10 years unless everyone is counted, according to the Census Bureau.

In case you were not prompted online, by mail, at your home or on the street -- feel free to take a few minutes to fill out a short application now.

Here's how you can still apply

  • You can still respond online at ,
  • By phone at 844-330-2020,
  • Or by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire you received in the mail.

Minnesota has done well with 98.4% housing units responding as of Wednesday, Sept. 23. The self response rate was at 74.4%.
In Douglas County, 63.2% self responded and 48.5% of those did so online. The county's response rate so far is just below the 2010 rate.


Census takers are currently visiting households that have not yet responded, and everyone is urged to respond when a census taker comes to the door. In addition, the Census Bureau is calling some households to ask questions about their responses to the 2020 Census, to collect responses if they haven’t responded yet, or to ask about their experience completing the census. For more information on how the Census Bureau may contact you, visit Conducting the Count .

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