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Everybody Counts

Do you ever get that feeling you are just another face in the crowd? It’s time to get over that. 

On April 1, 2020, the United States will conduct its constitutionally mandated decennial (10 year) census to determine the current population of the United States. Why is this important? The census count will be used to determine – among other things – how seats within the U.S. House of Representatives are divided among states and how federal funds are dispersed to each state. 

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What’s at Stake Financially 

It is easy to understand the importance of the census when you look at the financial figures. In fiscal year 2015, $1.45 billion in federal funds were allocated to programs in North Dakota based upon resident count from Census 2010 and subsequent annual population estimates. These programs include: Medicaid, highway construction, Head Start, Foster Care, SNAP, Low Income Energy Assistance, Special Education and other programs. That means approximately $19,100 in federal funds is missed per resident over ten years. Of all the statistics we live with, the census count is one of the longest-lasting as the census occurs only once every decennial.

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Not counting everyone can cost North Dakota dearly: 

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Be A Community Champion!

The U.S. Census Bureau needs community champions in North Dakota for Census 2020. Civic minded individuals who care about their communities are needed to help in the enumeration for Census 2020.  Schedule are flexible with a pay range between $18 and $21 an hour. No previous experience is needed. You must be 18 years old, a U.S. Citizen and complete a background check. There are a wide variety of positions available, to check them out click the button below.

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Whether online, by mail or phone, it’s time to be counted

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The 2020 Census is officially less than a month away.  By the middle of March, most everyone will have received information about how they can be counted.


Leaders in North Dakota's Oil Patch Push Census Involvement

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Community leaders in North Dakota's oil patch areas are ramping up efforts to encourage census involvement, noting that population totals have a decade-long impact on federal funding.


Census organizers face centuries-old issue of government mistrust

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The 2020 census is fast approaching, and organizers are employing a number of marketing ideas to put people at ease about participating in the once-per-decade tally of American households.


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State and local leaders are gearing up for the 2020 census count. Starting the week of March 12th census forms will start arriving in mail boxes across the country. By April 1st every home should have received an invitation to participate in the count.


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Importance of the 2020 Census

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The 2020 Census has the goal of counting every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.


Census workers prepare to count the homeless

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Getting an accurate census count brings all sorts of challenges. That includes finding people who don't have a permanent place to live.


The 2020 census has major impacts on North Dakota

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Census count affects funding for education, health care, legislative boundaries and more

This spring, the U.S. Census Bureau is conducting the decennial census across the nation. This event has occurred every 10 years since 1790 and plays a tremendous role in shaping our nation.


Lincoln Counting On Census For Funding Help

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With census day fast approaching, cities and towns all across North Dakota are doing their best to make sure everyone is counted, and that includes Lincoln, where getting the count could bring major upgrades to the city.


NDSU Students Want To Raise Awareness About The 2020 Census

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Counting Class Clay is an initiative started by five NDSU students to try and educate those in the community about why it’s so important to participate in the census.


ND has 2nd lowest distribution of Census-driven federal funds

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A recently released update on Census-driven federal funding distribution to the states shows North Dakota receives the second-lowest amount of funding at $3.8 billion.


'We're Counting on You' Census workshop held in Bismarck

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A one day workshop was held in Bismarck to talk about the 2020 Census.


Dickinson State of the City 2020: Mayor calls for census participation; renews pledge to reduce debt

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Dickinson Mayor Scott Decker provided the State of the City on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in which he stopped just shy of declaring participation in the 2020 census as the most important event for Dickinson in the coming months.


2020 CENSUS “COUNTING ON YOU” IN NORTH DAKOTA

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A one day workshop is being held in Bismarck to talk about the 2020 Census.

It’s sponsored by the North Dakota Census 2020 Task Force – and is dubbed “We’re Counting on You.”


Dozens Attend Census Workshop In Bismarck

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Early preparation and education were the messages relayed to dozens of community leaders who were in Bismarck Monday to prepare for the upcoming Census.


North Dakota, Minnesota still looking to fill census positions on eve of national count

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The census count in North Dakota and Minnesota will soon be in full swing, but significant numbers of workers are still needed to ensure a thorough tally, according to regional demographics officials assisting the U.S. Census Bureau.


Census Bureau still looking to fill positions on eve of national count

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 The census count in North Dakota and Minnesota will soon be in full swing, but significant numbers of workers are still needed to ensure a thorough tally, according to regional demographics officials assisting the U.S. Census Bureau.

In Cass County, where up to 500 census counters may ultimately be hired, about 46% of needed workers have been hired.

In Clay County, about 38% of needed workers have been hired.


2020 Census could mean big things for Magic City

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The 2020 census is right around the corner, and a city in north-central North Dakota is on the cusp of hitting a big population milestone. Reaching that milestone could have a big impact on everyone in the Magic City.


Gov. Burgum champions North Dakota's progress, potential in 2020 State of the State address

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Gov. Doug Burgum on Wednesday called North Dakota's future "full of boundless opportunity" as he outlined a blueprint for the state's oil tax savings fund and announced opportunities for workforce and community development.


NORTH DAKOTA CENSUS 2020 TASK FORCE TO HOST WORKSHOP FOR COMMUNITY LEADERS

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The North Dakota Census 2020 Task Force will be hosting the North Dakota “We’re Counting on You” Census 2020 Workshop on Feb. 3 at Bismarck State College’s Energy Center of Excellence. 


North Dakota Census 2020 Task Force to host workshop for community leaders

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The North Dakota Census 2020 Task Force will be hosting the North Dakota “We’re Counting on You” Census 2020 Workshop on Feb. 3 at Bismarck State College’s Energy Center of Excellence. 


CHALLENGE THAT COUNTS; CENSUS CHALLENGE BETWEEN JAMESTOWN & VALLEY CITY

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A challenge that counts in more ways that one pits the city of Jamestown against Valley City.


Jamestown, Valley City mayors wager on census cooperation

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The gauntlet - in this case a cap - has been thrown down in a friendly competition between the mayors of Jamestown and Valley City to see which community can have the best response rate during the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census.


Williams County among those already fighting for a complete count in the Oil Patch

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Williams County’s Complete Count co-chair Lindsey Harriman fired the first shot of what will be many in the fight to count all of the oilfield’s transient workers in the U.S. Census. It was a short presentation at the Williston Basin Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute’s January meeting.


Grand Forks County lags behind census job recruitment goal

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Kevin Iverson, the manager of the North Dakota Census Office, said that not enough people may know about the jobs.


Census still recruiting for ND jobs

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The U.S. Census Bureau is short more than half the applicants it would like for its 2020 Census jobs in Ward County, according to figures released by the bureau this week.


VALLEY CITY-JAMESTOWN RESPONSE RATE CENSUS CHALLENGE ISSUED

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Jamestown and Valley City are challenging each other to be the most counted during the 2020 U.S. Census.

Valley City Mayor Dave Carlsrud has challenged Jamestown Mayor Dwaine Heinrich to a response rate competition. The competition will pit Jamestown against Valley City to see who can get more residents to respond and get counted for the 2020 U.S. Census.


Jamestown, Valley City mayors in Census challenge

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The mayors of Jamestown and Valley City are participating in a duel to see which community gets a higher "self-response rate" in the upcoming census, according to Warren Abrahamson, media chair for the Jamestown Complete Count Committee.


‘ASK ME ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS!’

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Oil rigs, semitrucks, hard hats and work boots. Those are sights one would expect to see in McKenzie County, the largest oil-producing county in the United States, situated in the heart of western North Dakota’s Bakken Formation. If you were to take a closer look, past the hustle and bustle characteristic of this place and its transient population, one may be surprised to find a groundswell of something far different than Bakken crude: local unity, local strength and local pride.


2020 US Census looking for census takers

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As the 2020 U.S. Census prepares to officially launch in March, recruiters are seeking more than 1,000 workers in cities and counties across North Dakota.


Census Bureau looking for North Dakota workers

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The US Census Bureau is looking for temporary workers to help with the count.


Census needs ND workers, especially in rural areas

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Census workers still are needed in some areas of North Dakota as the federal government prepares to fill about 1,200 jobs in the state before the 2020 count begins.


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North Dakota’s population hit a new record high in 2019. The latest census estimate pushes the state’s headcount to 762,062 as of July 1st. That’s an increase of 3,982 from last year’s revised estimate.


What’s on the 2020 Census?

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“You Count in 2020,” the Richland Complete County Committee reminds North Dakota residents.

Composed of residents from Richland County, North Dakota, the committee was formed to educate on the importance of the 2020 United States Census.


North Dakota sets record population

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North Dakota's population reached a record this year, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau estimate.


Minot to launch census campaign

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The City of Minot will be launching a campaign in January to encourage residents to be counted when the national census officially rolls out in March.


Burgum welcomes new record population estimate, recognizes need for complete census count in 2020

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Gov. Doug Burgum today welcomed the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau that show North Dakota’s population reached a new all-time high of 762,062 residents as of July 1, 2019, an increase of 3,982 from last year’s revised estimate of 758,080. 


North Dakota's labor crunch is driving up wages for census workers in the Oil Patch

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The labor crunch is driving wages for census workers higher statewide, but particularly in the Oil Patch.


STUTSMAN COUNTY CENSUS GROUP LAUNCHES LOCAL CAMPAIGN

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The Stutsman County Census Committee has launched a local campaign aimed at encouraging participation in the 2020 Census.


Northern AG Expo Hosts Its Annual Event For Farmers

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 In April, the U.S. will conduct its constitutionally mandated 10 year census to determine the country’s population.


Census Bureau Looking For More Workers

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Census Day is April 1.

That’s why the North Dakota Department of Commerce is asking for your help with the upcoming Census.


North Dakota needs you to complete Census 2020 to receive equitable funding when every resident is counted.

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Census Day, April 1, 2020, is drawing closer. 


From nailing a Target, to funding for health and human services, Census figures are key

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Federal funding is a critical source of revenue for the Upper Missouri District Health Unit, providing funds for a variety of services like immunizations, tobacco prevention, HIV testing, and more to a four-county region.


Burden on Native Americans for 2020 Census Outreach

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With the official launch of the 2020 U.S. census less than a year away, Native American communities are ramping up efforts to ensure that everyone is represented.
 


Population estimates show both expansion and contraction

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Williams County led the nation in growth rate in the latest estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.


Grand Forks committee aims to reach all residents in 2020 Census

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The Grand Forks Complete Count Committee met Thursday, Nov. 14, to discuss how to reach traditionally undercounted populations, such as residents of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Native Americans, college students and retirees.


2020 Census Breakdown with Kevin Iverson

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Kevin Iverson Demographer in the North Dakota Department of Commerce is on Afternoons Live with Tyler Axness to discuss the upcoming 2020 census.


2020 ND Census Manager Kevin Iverson ~ Dakota Journalists ~ Greta Thunberg & EmPower Conference

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In an excerpt from a recent episode of the Prairie Pulse television show, John Harris visits with Kevin Iverson, manager of the North Dakota Census Office. ~~~ Teri Finneman hosts the Dakota Journalists podcast. In this excerpt, we hear how regional journalists define success. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled: “Peace and Quiet in the Dairy.” ~~~ Activist Greta Thunberg visited North and South Dakota this week. Today, she was in Fort Yates with fellow activist Tokata Iron Eyes who’s active with Indigenized Energy. Joining us to report on the event is Amy Sisk of the Bismarck Tribune.  Dave Thompson also joins the conversation. He’ll report from the Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Conference, which included remarks from EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler.


League Of Women Voters Host Census Talk

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The League Of Women Voters and U.S. Census 2020 are teaming up to teach people about the importance of being counted.


North Dakota's Area Census Office Hosts Grand Opening

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The U.S. Census Bureau and the North Dakota Complete Count Task Force hosted a grand opening event today for the North Dakota Area Census Office in Bismarck. 


Bismarck U.S. Census office opens Thursday

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The North Dakota Census Office in Bismarck opens Thursday and recruitment for workers is now kicking into gear.


North Dakota Area Census Office hosts grand opening

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Local, state, federal and tribal leaders on Thursday celebrated the opening of North Dakota's Area Census Office in Bismarck ahead of the 2020 Census.


North Dakota tribes prepare for 2020 census

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North Dakota tribal leaders are taking steps to make sure their tribes aren't undercounted in the 2020 census.


Early efforts begin in North Dakota for accurate 2020 census

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Counting people for a census is like wringing a wet sponge, according to the North Dakota Census Office manager.


Work Wanted at Census

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The United States Census is looking to hire 500,000 part-time employees, over 1,200 for North Dakota alone.


Why are so many Native Americans missing from the last census? Why it matters and what's being done now

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When he saw the results from the 2010 census, he said they didn’t look right for his tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in northern North Dakota.


North Dakota getting younger

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The U.S. Census Bureau released it's annual demographic information and North Dakota is the only state in the union to get younger.


Population growth in Fargo, West Fargo outpaces these 5 fast-growing North Dakota cities combined

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Population growth in Fargo and West Fargo last year surpassed the combined growth of five central and western North Dakota cities — Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, Williston and Watford City — according to new census estimates.


Census Bureau recruiting North Dakotans for 2020 census by: Aaron Fields Posted: Mar 1, 2019 / 01:21 PM CST / Updated: Mar 1, 2019 / 01:21 PM CST Are you looking for a way to make some extra cash while helping your community? Then you might want to cons

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Are you looking for a way to make some extra cash while helping your community? Then you might want to consider working part-time for the Census Bureau.


Tribes getting ready for 2020 Census says Indian Affairs Commissioner Scott Davis

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North Dakota tribes say they are ready to help get an accurate count during the 2020 census. Indian Affairs Commissioner Scott Davis says tribes have millions of dollars at stake over the next decade, just like the rest of the state.


After population growth 'onslaught,' ND lieutenant governor optimistic for 2020 census

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North Dakota’s lieutenant governor expressed confidence Tuesday, May 7, that the upcoming census will produce a more accurate result after the last headcount struggled with a deluge of oil workers and other residents.


BURGUM KICKS OFF CENSUS 2020 EFFORTS IN NORTH DAKOTA WITH EXECUTIVE ORDER CREATING COMPLETE COUNT TASK FORCE

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Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order creating the Complete Count Task Force to recommend strategies that safeguard and promote the 2020 census to ensure a fair and accurate count for the state.

Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, state and federal leaders, advocates and community members met to highlight North Dakota’s efforts to ensure a complete and accurate census count.


There are more people living in North Dakota than ever before, Census shows

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The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show North Dakota’s population reached an all-time high of 760,077 residents as of July 1, an increase of 4,901 from last year’s revised estimate.


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North Dakota Contact Information

Kevin Iverson
Census Office Manager
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Gabi Proffitt
Census Assistant
gproffitt@nd.gov