About the Census
The census is a count of everyone living in the United States. All U.S. residents must be counted - both citizens and non citizens. The United States Constitution (Article 1. Section 2. Clause 3) requires
a national census once every 10 years to count our population and to
determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of
Representatives and the Electoral College. Census data determines boundaries for state and local legislative and congressional districts as well.
It’s important. Information from the census
helps determine locations for child care and senior centers, new roads,
hospitals, schools and community centers. Census data affect how more
than $400 billion in federal funding is distributed to state and local
governments, including Frisco.