MINNEAPOLIS — In mid-March watch your mailbox because that's when you'll get your first reminder to fill our your Census form. This is the first year you can fill it out online, so you may not get the actual form by mail.
April 1 is the official Census Day across the country, where everyone is invited to fill our their form, so you'll be hearing about it on the news that day.
If you fill out your Census form online, you can choose from 13 languages. Paper forms are only available in English and Spanish.
If you haven't filled out your form by April 27, expect someone to come knocking on your door to remind you to fill it out. That in-person reminder will happen between April and August.
Speaking of a reminder, you can get paid to go door-to-door. The Census is hiring workers. Some offices pay up to $27.50 per hour.
Why should we care about this? The Census determines how much the State of Minnesota will get in federal funding for things like healthcare, schools and transportation. Back in November, we spoke with Minnesota's State Demographer Susan Brower, who explained why Minnesota is at risk of losing a U.S. House seat.
If you want more information about this year's Census, or to apply for a job, click here.