We want and need everyone in the North End to be counted in the 2020 census. It is very important that everyone is counted to ensure that we are properly represented in Washington and receive our fair share of federal funds.
Census Help is Available at Ramsey County Libraries–in addition to the Census Bureau and State of Minnesota.
Ramsey County Library staff are providing 2020 Census assistance over the phone and via email, even while library buildings are closed to the public due to COVID-19. There are several options for getting help with your 2020 Census form, including help in many languages:
Census Help by Phone
Ramsey County Library staff can provide 2020 Census assistance over the phone in English. To contact a librarian, please call 651-724-6100.
The US Census Bureau also provides assistance and the option to complete the form over the phone in several languages:
- English: 844-330-2020
- Spanish: 844-468-2020
- Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
- Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
- Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
- French: 844-494-2020
- Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
- TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020
Please call 844-330-2020 or visit the Census Bureau’s website for more information, including numbers to call for assistance in more languages.
The State of Minnesota provides assistance by telephone in Somali: 651-333-2144.
Census Help Online
Ramsey County Library staff can provide 2020 Census assistance online. To contact a librarian online, please visit Ask A Librarian.
You may also find online assistance at the Census Bureau’s website. There is a short video on how to complete the online form. Additionally, there are guides and videos available in 59 other languages here, including Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.
An online “practice” census questionnaire and tutorial is available here.
During the period when library locations are closed to the public, computers will not be available for public use. If you do not have access to a computer, you will be able to use a library computer when normal library operations resume. You can also wait for the Census Bureau to send you a paper form in mid-April. Librarians will be able to assist you with the paper form as well.
Census Help by Text, Online Chat, and Phone (Somali) from the State of Minnesota
In addition to phone and online assistance from Ramsey County Library, the State of Minnesota offers several other options:
By Text: You can get answers to common questions by text in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.
- English: Text “Count” to 662020
- Spanish: Text “Censo” to 662020
- Somali: Text “Tiri” to 662020
- Hmong: Text “Suavpeb” to 662020
By Online Chat: A chat window on the State of Minnesota’s 2020 Census website answers questions in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.
By Phone: Somali speakers can call 651-333-2144 for assistance in Somali.
Please take a moment to review this factual information about the 2020 Census.