Burgum wants accurate Census count in North Dakota  (Audio)

January 22, 2020


BISMARCK, N.D.–Governor Burgum is pushing to make sure every resident of North Dakota is counted in the 2020 Census.

Burgum wants a complete and accurate count.

Burgum says there are still a number of positions open for census-takers in North Dakota.

In Minnesota, the Census Bureau is searching for thousands of part-time workers in Minnesota to knock on doors this spring. Statewide, the Census Bureau is 60 percent of the way toward its goal of nearly 39,000 applicants.

Roughly 8,000 more temporary workers will be hired to help count everyone living in the state. Wages range from $16 in some rural counties to $22 in most Twin Cities metropolitan counties to $27.50 in Hennepin County.

Most Minnesotans will get their first invitations by mail in mid-March to answer census questions.