The U.S. Constitution requires a Census every 10 years to determine the number of Congressional seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the most reliable picture of the population, Census data provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs—impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy. Data are also used to redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts, as well as other local and state political boundaries.

Filling out the Census is the easiest way to help direct billions of dollars in funding.

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