What is the Census?
Every 10 years, the government conducts a comprehensive count, a “census,” of the entire population of the country, including all people regardless of age, housing situation, or citizenship status. Census data shapes the future of our communities and is the basis for determining representation and legislative districts, school zones, and voting precincts. Census data is especially important because it determines how $800 billion in federal resources will be distributed each year including funding for essential programs like CSBG, Head Start, LiHEAP, and SNAP. Visit the US Census Bureau here for more information about the 2020 Census.