What is the U.S. Census?
Every 10 years, the United States counts every person living in the country to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and also to distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities.
Why You Count
For each person counted in Arizona, the state receives $2,959 in federal funding (totaling more than $20 billion per year), which goes toward vital services including schools, emergency services and hospitals.Your role in the census
Your Right To Privacy
The U.S. Census Bureau takes your privacy and safety seriously and cannot release any identifiable information about you, your household, or your business, to any other government organization. The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. Census records are kept sealed for 72 years.How your answers are used
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