We are advocates for public knowledge

Minnesotans for the American Community Survey and 2020 Census (MACS 2020) is a coalition of Minnesota leaders, policy and decision makers, business and development planners, forecasters, housing and social service providers, educators, and engaged citizens. Our mission is to educate Minnesota's members of Congress about the critical importance of Census data to driver a strong economy and improve the well-being of all Minnesotans.

Census data play an essential and irreplaceable role in America

We've conducted a count of our population every 10 years since 1790, and surveys have provided additional information about who we are, where we live, and what we do.

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Census Data Are AN invaluable resource but Accurate, Reliable Data Aren't Guaranteed

Learn more about threats to Census data and what MACS 2020 does to support quality data

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Read about the 2020 Census  in the media, including key summaries from around the country and across Minnesota.    This critical resource is in the headlines regularly.   Stay up to date by checking our web site.  Also check out the Recent Media section from the Census Project web site here:   https://thecensusproject.org/recent-media/

Letters in Support of Census Data

The MACS 2020 mission is to educate Congress about the critical importance of adequate yearly funding for 2020 Census planning and operations and to support a robust American Community Survey.    Some of Minnesota's congressional delegation have become census champions and help  advance an accurate 2020 count.   MACS 2020 also works with national and Minnesota partners in support of census.     Read about their actions here.