Census count affects funding for education, health care, legislative boundaries and more
This spring, the U.S. Census Bureau is conducting the decennial census across the nation. This event has occurred every 10 years since 1790 and plays a tremendous role in shaping our nation.
The goal is simple: to account for every living person in the U.S. born or living on or before April 1. The more people who are accounted for, the more U.S. representatives for the state and the more federal funding communities get.