(ST. PAUL) – The MN State
Demographic Center encourages residents in selected households in the
Minneapolis-St. Paul 13-county metropolitan statistical area to participate in
the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Housing Survey (AHS), taking place now. The
AHS is a valuable tool that helps policymakers, planners, developers,
businesses and others understand the characteristics of the housing inventory
in our community.
time our metropolitan area was part of the American Housing Survey was in 2007,
prior to the recession. Up-to-date data is critical for understanding how the
housing situation has changed in our metro. And as our population grows, ages,
and changes, these data help us plan wisely for our housing needs,” said
Susan Brower, MN State Demographer.
asks about the characteristics of current homes. Examples of the topics include
home improvements, accessibility for people with disabilities, and reasons for
moving to one’s neighborhood.
our partners at the U.S. Census Bureau, we are grateful for all those who
perform the civic duty of participating in this and other federal surveys,”
said Brower. “These data help businesses, nonprofits and the public sector do
their jobs better, strengthening our communities.”
Census Bureau has already mailed letters to select households in the Minneapolis-St.
Paul, MN metropolitan area, notifying these households that their address has
been chosen to participate. Census Bureau employees may have also contacted
households by telephone or in person. Selected households who have not yet participated
should do so by calling the toll-free office number for the Chicago office of
the Census Bureau, at 1-800-865-6384, extension 15, weekdays between 8 am and 8
interview can be conducted over the phone with a Census Field Representative.
Learn more about
the AHS at: http://www.census.gov/housing/ahs/
Recently released AHS
statistics can be found at: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/housing/cb13-04.html
The American Housing Survey information is used for statistical purposes only and kept confidential. Census Bureau employees have taken an oath to abide by this law and are subject to jail terms and/or fines if they disclose any identifying information.