Common questions about the 2020 Census
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40.6 percent of Hubbard County residents have completed the 2020 Census, as of April 30.
Has the 2020 Census got you puzzled?
Well, you’re not alone! Other residents of Hubbard County are having a difficult time with it, too. The most frequently asked question is “How do I complete it?”
Following are some tips to help answer that question and more.
There are three ways the census can be completed. First, if you have a computer or mobile device, you can go online at my2020census.gov and follow the links. Second, you can call 844-330-2020 for help. Third, you can fill out the form you were sent recently and return it into the Census Bureau to the address provided.
If you don’t remember receiving anything about the census in the mail, don’t worry. You can call 844-330-2020 to request one.
If you say, “But I don’t want the government messing in my private business.” Well, if you think about it, your personal information is probably already out there on the internet. The 2020 Census is asking just nine questions and your answers will never be used with your name. You won’t be asked for your Social Security number or bank account numbers or if you are a citizen. The census doesn’t even care if you are living here legally. It simply wants to know that you exist so it can allot the right amount of federal dollars to the place you call home on April 1.
Why should you complete the census?
According to our Constitution, every 10 years the U.S. government is required to find out how many people are living in our country. Based on the number of people, about $700 billion will be distributed to communities nationwide to help provide needed services for their residents.
They include roads, libraries, public transportation, community centers, school meal programs, SNAP, parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities, health clinics, Medicare and Medicaid, food shelves – things that help all of our residents. That is the best reason for completing the census.
There is another reason to complete the 2020 Census that is particularly important to Minnesota this year. If we don’t count everyone we may lose one of our members to Congress. We in northern Minnesota need everyone, from newborn infants to the oldest among us, to be counted.
You count! We want Hubbard County to get our fair share of federal dollars.
So, please, make sure you count by completing the 2020 Census. If your questions still haven’t been answered please, please call 218-732-9226 and we’ll do our best to help you. You count!