A complete count of every person living in the United States has tremendous benefits for you and for your residents. Census data:
• Accurately determine how many representatives each state has in Congress and inform the redrawing of congressional district boundaries.
• Are used as the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to states, counties, and communities to support resources such as schools, hospitals, and fire departments.
• Inform business decisions, policy, community initiatives, and consumer advocacy.