As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution, and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. For more historical information about the Census, click here. Find out more at 2020census.gov.
Why is the Census important?
Ensures the fair distribution of federal funds.
Defines the representation of members in Congress.
Allows the implementation and execution of projects based on numbers.
Assists in better business allocations.
Used to plan Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Business planning, Real estate development.