The Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years. The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds for things like hospitals, schools, bridges, tunnels, senior centers, and much more! The data collected by the census also help determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. And researchers, such as yourselves, use this data to analyze socio-demographic indicators.
Before March is over, the post office will be delivering a Census form to every household in the U.S.
- 10 Questions in 10 Minutes! That’s how long it takes!
- Who Gets Counted? Everyone! Citizens and non-citizens
- What Do I Need to Do? Complete the form and mail it back!
If you have questions about your participation, the form, or the importance of the Census, the answers are at the Census Bureau’s 2010 Census web site, http://2010.census.gov/2010census/
APRIL 1ST, 2010 IS CENSUS DAY! YOU MUST MAIL YOUR COMPLETED CENSUS QUESTIONNAIRE FORM BACK TO THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU.