This Guide will provide some basic information on how Census information is used and resources to learn more
Being counted in the census gives a snapshot of your community that is important for the funding of education; building roads, hospitals, and libraries; providing housing and food to those in need; preparing for emergencies; creating jobs, and much more. Learn how easy completing the census is and why it matters using this guide.
The second edition of this book has been updated to trace census developments since 1980, including the undercount controversies, the arrival of the American Community Survey, and innovations of the digital age.
This book describes individuals and families whose incomes are close to, but not below, official poverty thresholds and presents data on poverty based on information collected in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).
Short video from the NBC Stay Tuned series with information on history, methodology and uses of the census
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Q: What is the U.S. census?
A: Mandated by the Constitution, the census counts every resident once every 10 years in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories
Q: How long does it take to complete the census online?
A: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the online census form takes about 10 minutes to complete
Q: How is the information taken by the U.S. census used?
A: The census determines congressional representation and federal funding, affecting individual communities for the next decade
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