The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place.
The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years, since 1790. The census covers the entire country and everyone living here.
Help your community.
Count has a direct impact on hospitals, roads, community services, Medicare and more.
Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness.
Federal law protects your census responses. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics.
By law your information cannot be shared with immigration enforcement agencies, law enforcement agencies, or be used to determine your eligibility for government benefits.