8/25/2009 - 2010 Census Information

What is the Census?

Census Day: April 1, 2010

Watch a new video on the 2010 Census

  • The census is a count of everyone living in the United States every 10 years.
  • The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
  • The next census is in 2010.
  • Your participation in the census is required by law.
  • It takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
  • Federal law protects the personal information you share during the census.
  • Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide, and to distribute $300 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year.

For more about the Census, visit: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/