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Posted on: August 6, 2019

We Count Minnesota - 2020 Census

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The City would like residents to know that the U.S. Census Bureau is soon beginning the next steps in making sure Minnesota gets a complete count in the 2020 Census.  Address canvassing by Census Bureau workers will begin August 12, 2019.

What is address canvassing?
Address canvassing is the process by which the U.S. Census Bureau validates, corrects, or deletes existing Census Bureau addresses, adds missing addresses, and adds or corrects locations of specific addresses before a decennial census. In previous address canvassing operations, field representatives traversed every road and visited each residential address in the United States. At this time, only select addresses will be canvassed. Census Bureau employees will not be asking for information about individuals but rather about addresses and habitable locations.

Each temporary decennial Census employee will have an official identification card with the employees name, picture, and an expiration date. Regional level staff can be identified by their Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card. Both temporary and regional level staff can be identified by their laptop computer with a Census Bureau logo on the top, and a black canvas bag with a Census Bureau logo.

The City Public Safety Officials are aware of their presence in Forest Lake, however, if you are uncertain of unfamiliar individuals in your neighborhood canvassing, you may contact the Forest Lake Police Department.  

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