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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Census Bureau Address Canvassing

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The Minnesota State Demographic Center is letting municipalities in Minnesota know that the U.S. Census Bureau will soon begin the next step in making sure Minnesota gets a complete census count in 2020.

Address canvassing by Census Bureau workers is set to begin the week of August 12-16 in most communities.

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 the census. In previous address canvassing operations, field representatives crossed 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 ask for information about individuals but rather about addresses and habitable locations.

The Census Bureau recognizes that Census workers may draw the attention of residents or law enforcement personnel who are concerned about strangers in a neighborhood. Temporary Census employees will have an official identification card with the employee’s name and photo and 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.

If you have questions or want to verify an employee with a Census Bureau badge, call 1-312-579-1500.

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