Loyola Neighborhood News, Volume 1, Issue 7
Census 2010: What You Should Know
What You Need to Know about the 2010 Census
The Constitution requires a national census every 10 years.
The census is a count of everyone residing in the United States, both citizens and non-citizens.
The 2010 Census will create thousands of temporary jobs.
Your Participation in the 2010 Census Matters
Every year, more than $400 billion in federal funds is awarded to states and communities based on census data.
Census data guide local decision-makers in important community planning efforts, including where to build new roads, hospitals and schools.
Census data affect how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The 2010 Census Questionnaire: Simple and Safe
The 2010 Census questionnaire asks only a few simple questions of each person. The questionnaire takes just a few minutes to complete and return by mail.
The Census Bureau does not release or share information that identifies individual respondents or their household.