CENSUS 101

Did you know that the decennial census touches every part of our lives?

From the basic building blocks of healthy communities – the schools, hospitals, food programs, emergency services and infrastructure available to us – to the representative government we elect. It also serves as the framework businesses use when they answer basic questions ranging from where should they expand to what products they should introduce based on a community’s demographics. Census data informs everything. The foundational importance of accurate census data touches every part of life in America, and in order for government, business and philanthropy to meet our needs, the data collected needs to reflect who and where we are.