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It's time for us all to be counted in the 2020 Census! Since 1790, our country has joined together once every 10 years to take count of every person living in the United States.
So, what is the census, exactly, and why should you participate? Click the topics below to learn more about the 2020 Census.

The census is a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years. Not only is the census required by the Constitution, but it’s critically important to communities because census data is used to determine everything from representation in Congress to allocation of federal and state funds. $675 billion will be distributed annually for schools, roads and other public services, all based on census information. In addition, the demographic data are used by businesses to determine, for example, where to build new supermarkets, and by emergency responders to locate injured people after natural disasters.