Public Democracy America is proud to be named a 2020 Census national partner. Thank you for joining us this past year as we raised awareness about the significance of an accurate census count and helped shape America’s future.
What is the U.S. Census?
“The Census Bureau’s mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.”
As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, America gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. Census Bureau counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution and takes place every 10 years.
Not only do we have to count people, we have to know where they live so we can provide accurate population numbers for counties, states, municipios, etc. These numbers are used to draw school and voting districts.