Census by Decades

Although the U.S. Census Bureau carries out hundreds of surveys every year, its most well-known duty is still to conduct the decennial census. Census results have several high-profile applications: they are used to reapportion seats in the House of Representatives, to realign congressional districts, and as a factor in the formulas that distribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds each year. Because of the importance of this population count, procedural changes in the decennial census often reflect larger organizational shifts at the Census Bureau. The Decennial Census occurs every 10 years to count the population and housing units for the entire United States. Its primary purpose is to provide the population counts that determine how seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are apportioned.

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Source https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/decade.2000.html
Maintainer U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Census Bureau
Last Updated August 27, 2021, 22:52 (UTC)
Created November 20, 2019, 21:50 (UTC)