- Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau counts every resident in the United States, as required by the U. S. Constitution.
- In March of 2010, residents will receive a form in the mail containing ten questions. Forms should be returned in the postage paid envelope that is provided and take approximately ten minutes to fill out.
- If the form is not returned by the third week of April, starting in May, a census bureau enumerator may visit your household to collect your information. Enumerators will try up to six times to collect data from households.
- Personal data collected is protected by federal law and cannot be shared.
How Does the Census Help My Community?
- Accurate data reflecting changes in communities is crucial in apportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and deciding how more than $400 billion per year is allocated for projects such as new hospitals and schools. The U.S. Constitution requires that electoral districts be periodically adjusted or redrawn to account for population shifts.
How Do I Find More Information About the Census?
- Please visit the following link for more information: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/