2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released 2020 Census count results. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States and five U.S. territories. The 2020 Census marked the 24th count of the U.S. population with the last conducted in 2010. Each home received an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire which could be completed online, by phone or by mail. This count marked the first time that residents were able to respond to the Census questionnaire online.

As of April 1, 2020, 21,986 people (of whom 821 lived in group quarters facilities) lived in New Hope, up 8.1% from 20,339 in 2010. The city had 9,364 housing units and 8,984 households, with an average household size of 2.36 persons.
New Hope’s Census self-response rate was 80.8% in 2020 compared to 75.8% in 2010. Minnesota’s state self-response rate was 75.1% and the national rate was 67.0%. Thank you to the residents of New Hope who took the time to complete the questionnaire.

Data collected by the Census is used in a number of ways.

  • Apportionment: Census results are used to determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years.
  • Redistricting: Results are used to redraw congressional, state and local district boundaries based upon where populations have increased or decreased.
  • Funding: Census results determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are spent each year for the next decade. This includes grants and support to states, counties and communities for education, housing, health and infrastructure.

More information and additional results can be found by visiting 2020census.gov.