Mankato-Take the 2020 Community Response Rate Challenge–simply complete your household census online, by phone or mail by April 30–and help beat the 2010 census self-response rate of 74.1%. The current self-response rate in Mankato is 52.4%.

Everyone counts and privacy is protected. A complete and accurate count is important because the results affect the community every day, including:

  • Public safety and emergency preparedness.
  • Hospitals and health care.
  • Community development.
  • School lunch programs, Head Start, Special education, Title 1, K through 12 programming.
  • Pell grants, rural education, adult education and preschool special education.
  • Highway planning and construction.
  • Rural water and waste disposal systems.
  • Community funding.
  • Congressional representation and more.
  • A timely self-response also saves taxpayer dollars.

Take the challenge today. Learn more about the 2020 Census.

For more information contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.