The Census is Happening Now (click to respond)
The Census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It is written in the US Constitution and it occurs every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to keep your hospitals open, advocate for your patients and shape your future.
Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.
It’s in the Constitution
Census data is protected by Federal law. Your answers to the questionnaire are safe and cannot be used for anything other than the Census. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.
Around $675 Billion
The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.