What is the Decennial Census?
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years.
Why is the Decennial Census Important?
The data collected by the decennial census is used to:
distribute billions in federal funds for education, transportation, social services, etc., to local communities.
Why Take a Census?
View the video "The Census in the Constitution."
How has the U.S. Census changed over the years?
View the video "How Do We Know About Our Nation?"