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Census Research Guide

This research guide will help you locate Census resources.


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2010 Census

The Census form is sent to households across the United States every 10 years. All heads of households, by law, must complete the census form. Statistics collected by the Census bureau helps to gather data which builds and increases resources for your community. Data collected provides quick abd detailked facts about the population of the U.S.

  • Census 2010
    The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years.
  • Census Bureau
    Serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

U.S. Census Bureau

  • Census Bureau Regional Offices
    State Regional Offices
  • Census in Schools
    Explore the Census in Schools Web site to learn about the importance of census data and how it can help you learn about your world. Visit the Materials for Schools section to get lesson plans, maps, teaching guides, and other informational materials to help teachers and students learn about the importance of the Census.
  • Geography
    The integrating factor for all U.S. Census Bureau products. The framework on which the data rest.
  • People and Households
    Population and Household Economic Topics


  • Congressional Apportionment
    A state's apportionment population is the sum of its resident population and a count of overseas U.S. military and federal civilian employees (and their dependents living with them) allocated to the state, as reported by the employing federal agencies.
  • Historical Perspective: Apportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives
    The Constitution provides for an enumeration of the population to serve as the basis for the apportionment of members of the U.S. House of Representatives among the states, with the provision that each state must have at least one representative.

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