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The U.S. Constitution requires a count of all people living in the United States every 10 years. The Census counts everyone regardless of citizenship or immigration status. The City of Crystal is asking for your help to ensure a complete count of everyone who lives in our community.

What’s at stake?
• A complete count will reduce the chance of Minnesota losing a Congressional seat.
• Census data are used to allocate federal and state funding for local needs.
• Census data are used by the private sector to decide where to make economic investments.

What’s the process?
1.  Residential addresses were mailed an invitation to respond to the Census online in mid-March.
2.  Addresses that do not respond online will be mailed a paper Census form in mid-April.
3.  Addresses that do not respond to the Census online or with the paper form will be visited by Census workers later this year.

How can I respond to the Census?
You can complete the Census online here, even if you lost or never received the invitation or paper form.

I want to learn more. Where can I find more information about the Census?

U.S. Census Bureau
2020 Census home page
Census jobs

State of Minnesota
2020 Census home page
Work for the Census

Census video links in multiple languages

Sampling of English-language videos
The Census explained by puppies and kittens
• Census Day is April 1
What is the 2020 Census? (2:20) 
How do I take the 2020 Census? (0:20)
Census video for kids (2:22)
Census data privacy (1:33)
Census data privacy (2:00)

Are you looking for data from the 2010 Census? Please visit the city’s About Crystal page or the U.S. Census Bureau.

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