2020 Census Prep

With the 2020 US Census right around the corner local officials are gearing up to make sure that the numbers from Yankton are an accurate reflection of the community’s current population.

Community Development Director Dave Mingo says as they are preparing for next year’s population count his office is in frequent contact with census officials.

Mingo says a wide variety of government grants and other funding rely heavily on census numbers.

Based on past census counts Yankton’s population has grown at about a six percent per decade rate and Mingo says he expects that figure to hold true for the 2020 Census.