Census Takers Needed In Central Minnesota
Jake Judd | Aug 13, 2019 AT 6:24 pm
(KNSI) - Officials are looking for a few good people to help count the number of St. Cloud residents for the 2020 Census.
Mayor Dave Kleis was a guest of KNSI's Bob Hughes. He said it's essential that everyone gets counted because the Census determines part of the community's transportation funding.
"Our highway funding and distribution of dollars are oftentimes based on population and population growth."
The mayor says the Census is also crucial for the state to keep all its representatives at the Federal level.
"The count determines how many members of Congress Minnesota has when it comes to the U.S. House. We are always right on the bubble of losing one of those members of Congress, and as states grow and get smaller, those numbers shift around."
St. Cloud says more than 1,000 Census Bureau openings need to be filled in Central Minnesota.
There are four "Census Jobs Days" at the St. Cloud Public Library. The first two are Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Officials will be back at the library on September 16th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and September 17th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
People will be able to come and apply in person with Census staff available to assist as needed.