Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census to count those living in the United States and its territories. The results of the census help determine congressional representation and federal funding.
The US Census Bureau wrapped up the census count in early October 2020.
Minnesota topped the nation with a 75.1% self-response rate. Ramsey County had 79.1% self-response rate, and Roseville had an 84.9% response rate.
A higher self-response rate indicates a more accurate count.
We anticipate the Census Bureau submitting census data to the Office of the President by December 31.
The city will make data available as soon as possible after it becomes available.
Why completing the census is important to Roseville?
The census is critical for a better understanding of our community. The data collected will be used for:
Representation: Census data determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as districts for state government. Minnesota is at risk of losing a seat in Congress.
Funding: Census data guides federal spending allocation of approximately $884 billion to local communities every year. For each person not counted in Roseville, about $2,800 in federal funding is lost each year.
Planning: Census data helps federal, state and local governments plan transportation, schools, hospitals, senior centers, emergency services and other needs to best serve changing demographics.
Businesses: Census data assists businesses in investing in the community including locating businesses, factories and stores, recruiting employees and conducting market research.