Be Counted: Census 2010
The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for things like:
- Job training centers
- Senior centers
- Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects
- Emergency services
Starting March 2010 the census forms will be mailed to every residence in the United States. We encourage you to fill out the 10 question form and mail it back in the postage-paid envelope.
In just 10 minutes, you can make a difference. One of the shortest census forms in history, the 2010 Census form asks 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
The 2010 Census is a historic event that will help shape our nation’s future for the next 10 years. With accurate census data, we can create a portrait of our nation’s growing population and determine what’s needed to better provide for everyone.
By law, the Census Bureau cannot share your answers with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities. All Census Bureau employees take an oath of nondisclosure and are sworn for life to protect the confidentiality of the data. The penalty for unlawful disclosure is a fine of up to $250,000 or imprisonment of up to five years, or both.
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years.
Click here to learn more about the Census 2010.
Source: US Census Bureau