The 2010 Census

The 2010 Census

What is the Census?
When we all answer the Census, our needs are heard.

"The actual enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent term of 10 years, in such manner as they shall by Law direct."  -- Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States

The U.S. 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 each year for things like:

    * Hospitals
    * Job training centers
    * Schools
    * 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.

Click here to learn more about the Census