Census 2010 Information

The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data is used to apportion congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide.

The 2010 Census form was one of the shortest in U.S. history, consisting of 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict confidentiality laws protect the respondents and the information they provide.

The Census form was delivered to every residence within the United States and Puerto Rico.