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U.S. Census 2010
The foundation of our democracy is dependent on fair and equitable representation in Congress. In order to achieve an accurate assessment of the number and location of the people, the U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years.
The census population totals determine which states gain or lose representation in Congress. It also determines the amount of state and federal funding committees receive over the course of the decade.
In order for this funding allocation to be accomplished fairly and accurately, the goal of the census is to count everybody, count them only once, and count them in the right place.
5 key steps to counting every person in the nation:
For more information, go to http://2010.census.gov/2010census/.