What is the Census?

The census is a survey taken every 10 years to get an overall look at communities all across the United States and how to better serve them. The census is used by lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others to help determine funding, congressional representation, and more.
Every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories which include: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Filling out the census isnít just our civic duty Ė itís the law. The Constitution mandates that the country counts its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790. Letís make this the most accurate count to date! 

For additional information on the 2020 Census, Please see OK Lets Count.

(The information above was taken from 2020 Census resources and OK Letís Count resources.)



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