What is the Census?
This is the first in a series of messages leading up to Census Day -- April 1. We hope this will help you to understand the census and its importance to all of us!
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the
The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for things like
- Job training centers
- Senior centers
- Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects
- Emergency services
The data collected by the census also help determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the
The majority of the country will receive English–only materials. Households in areas with high concentrations of Spanish-speaking residents may receive a bilingual (English/Spanish) form.
Any personal data you provide is protected under federal law.