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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 $1,910 in federal funds per resident was spent that year. Of all the statistics we live with, the census count is one of the longest-lasting as the census occurs only once every 10 years.

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 $15.50 and $17 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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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. 


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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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Events:

November 22-24, 2019 - NDFB 77th State Annual Meeting - Fargo Holiday Inn

December 13-14, 2019 - NDFU State Convention - Bismarck Event Center

 

 

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North Dakota Contact Information

Kevin Iverson
Census Office Manager
kciverson@nd.gov

 

 

Gabi Proffitt
Census Assistant
gproffitt@nd.gov