The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government's largest statistical agency. They provide current facts and figures about America's people, places, and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all responses the Census Bureau collects.
The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade a count - or census - of America's population occur.
The census provides vital information for you and the community.
- It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.
- Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of residential needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
- Businesses use census data to determine where to open new businesses, which ultimately creates new jobs.
Each year, the federal government distributes more than $675 billion to states and communities based on Census Bureau data.
This year will be even easier to respond to the census. For the first time, you will be able to respond online!
2020 Census FAQs
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