Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The 2020 Census has finished collecting responses.
What is the Census?
Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reallocating congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $800 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy.
Check out the total response rates from across the county here.
How is Census Data Used?
Census data shapes the future of our communities, and is the basis for apportioning representation and drawing legislative districts school districts, and voting precincts.,. Of specific importance to Community Action, Census Data determines how over $800 billion in federal government resources will be distributed each year, for essential programs like CSBG, Head Start, LiHEAP, and SNAP. Additionally, Census data is used to inform local-level decisions such as housing and business development that impact the health and wealth of our communities.
How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data
The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. In fact, every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life. Learn how the US Census Bureau protects your data here.
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