The 2010 Census:
Issued August 2009
Would life in your community be better if:
had access to new hospitals and senior centers or
enhanced health care services for ill or aging family members?
children could learn in new or improved schools or
commute to work were safer and less congested thanks to
better roads or expanded public transportation options?
local emergency services providers had up-to-date maps to
ensure faster response in a crisis?
local markets could better deliver goods and services to
The 2010 Census will be a snapshot of our
nation’s population – capturing our changing
and diverse America in a fleeting moment in time.
But this historic event will do more than tell us
who we are as a nation today. It will affect
Your community’s future.
Your country’s future. Your future.
The federal government distributes more than $400 billion annually to
state, local and tribal governments based on census data. One of the
shortest census forms in history, the 2010 Census form asks 10 questions
and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Completing your census form is
easy, important and safe. Your participation is vital.
By participating in the census, you can help create a
better future for you and those important to you.
We move forward when you send it back.
Make a difference in your community and be counted in 2010.
Complete and return your 2010 Census form.
To learn more, visit
“By participating in the 2010 Census we will be
providing a footprint to future generations that will
help them understand the world that we live in today.”
to counting every person in the nation
How will the 2010 Census actually happen? Many operations,
people and activities must come together to produce a successful
census. Here are five key steps every U.S. resident should know:
Step 1: Census is underway. Census workers canvassed the