What is the 2010 Census?
The U.S. Census counts every person in the United States, is required by the Constitution and takes place every 10 years.
Why is it important that you participate?
- The results of the census will determine how more than $400 billion dollars are allocated to the States for:
- job training centers
- senior centers
- bridges, tunnels and other public works projects
- emergency services.
- The population count from the 2010 Census will determine the number of seats North Carolina will have in the House of Representatives.
- Communities rely on census data to determine where there is need for additional social services and funding.
How do you participate?
In March 2010, census forms will be mailed out. Once you receive yours just answer the 10 short questions and mail the form back in the postage paid envelope provided. Itís that easy.
Households are asked to provide key demographic information, including: whether a housing unit is rented or owned; the names, genders, ages, and races of others living in the household.
What about your security?
By law, the Census Bureau cannot share individualís responses with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities.