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What would you like to see on the Map?

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 25, 2019

Metropolitan Council is reviewing and updating Census Tracts and Block Groups to be used by US Census Bureau during 2020-2029. 

The Census Bureau runs numerous data collections. It publishes statistics for all sorts of geographic areas. There are Census and American Community Survey statistics for: states, metro areas, counties, American Indian Reservations, school districts, legislative districts, ZIP codes, cities and townships. The most detailed local geographies available from the Census Bureau are sub-county and sub-city areas called Census Tracts and Block Groups. 

Are there sub-county or sub-city service areas, districts, or zones for which you need Census statistics?  Interested stakeholders can provide input on 2020 Tracts and Block Groups, now through the end of April. For the Twin Cities 7-county area, Metropolitan Council has prepared a preliminary set of new boundaries, viewable online at The preliminary redrawing of Tracts and Block Groups is consistent with Census Bureau’s requirements, and informed by recent estimates of population and housing.

In the Twin Cities 7-county area, send questions, comments, and requests concerning Census Tracts and Block Groups to: Paul Hanson at Metropolitan Council,, phone 651-602-1642. Comments and requests should be submitted by April 30, 2019. 

In other counties or states, other planning agencies and county governments are coordinating the review and update.

Please share this with interested stakeholders: Interested stakeholders could be planners, analysts, or anyone who uses localized Census statistics for specific small areas.

Tags:  Census2020  Metropolitan Council 

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