It means $675 billion.
Census data determine how more than $675 billion are spent, supporting your state, county and community’s vital programs.
It’s about fair representation.
It’s about fair representation. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.
Taking part is your civic duty.
Completing the census is required: it’s a way to participate in our democracy and say “I COUNT!”
It’s in the Constitution.
The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years. The census covers the entire country and everyone living here. The first census was in 1790.
It’s about redistricting.
After each census, state officials use the results to redraw the boundaries of their congressional and state legislative districts, adapting to population shifts.