Have you responded to the 2020 U.S. Census? Dodge County leads both the state and the nation with a response rate of almost 74.9 percent. About 62 percent of the nation’s households have responded. Minnesotans are well above that, with a 71.4 percent response rate. Within Dodge County, the city of Kasson has the stellar response rate of 81 percent.
You can respond via computer, by phone, or by mail. Most people both nationwide and locally have responded online.
If you don’t respond by Aug. 11, a census taker will visit your home.
The object of the census is to count every person living in the U.S. as of April 1, whether or not they are citizens. It is completely anonymous and is available in 59 languages.
The data is protected by law and cannot be used against residents in any way. The data is used to decide funding for services in our communities.
As a country, we have been taking a census since 1790. It is a requirement of the Constitution that the government “count the population.” During President George Washington’s first term, the practice started, and we have taken a census every 10 years since then.The census website is www.2020census.gov/