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What is the Census?

The census is a decennial count of everyone living in the United States. It is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and it includes peoples of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens.

Who is counted?

Everyone is counted! If you live in the United States on April 1, 2010, you count in the census, regardless of your citizenship status.

Why Participate?

Latinos are the fastest growing minority group in the United States. As of July 1, 2007, there are 45 million Latinos in the country, representing 15% of the nation’s population. By 2050, Latinos are expected to double in size, becoming one third of the United States population, and the largest minority group in the country! An accurate count in the 2010 census is critical to ensure your community’s fair share of federal resources, government services and political representation.

Will my information be shared with other government agencies?

Your personal information is confidential. Federal law protects all personal information you share during the census.

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