This year the census is more important than ever, and many people have not yet responded. Here are some of the reasons it’s so important you and your family are counted, find out more including how to complete your form HERE.
- When you respond to the census, you help your community get its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.
- The results will be used to determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years.
- Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs.
- Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods.
- Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness.
The Census Bureau has a legal duty to protect your information. In fact, every Census employee is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential. This means that your private data is protected and cannot be shared with law enforcement or other government agencies.
Learn more about How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data.