"The action Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten years, in a Manner as they shall by Law direct."
(Article 1, Section 2)
Key purpose is apportioning the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Census count is also used to determine the distribution of an estimated $76,000,000,000/year!
It is estimated that for every person missed, state and local agencies loose $2,000/year.
Count the Dollars 2020 - California
Census Data is used by business groups, policy analysis, and non-profits to help development business plans, service areas, and policy decisions. The Census is the benchmark for the next decade of key decisions for our communities.
The County will be spearheading a Complete Count Committee with community leaders, nonprofit agencies, business groups, and media experts to work together to ensure we have a complete county in 2020. In particular, we will be working to connect with the Hardest to County populations. If you would like to be involved in our Complete Count effort? Please fill out our interest form
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