Did you know…

Taking the census can save your community money.

Just one missed person counted costs Minnesota taxpayers over $2800 annually in federal tax dollars that should be returned to communities.

Sitting out the census can hurt your community. In addition to ensuring fair political representation, an accurate census count allows federal, state and local resources to be distributed equitably. This could mean more money for hospitals, senior centers, emergency services, road maintenance, public works projects and schools.

Everybody Counts!

The US Census counts the whole number of persons within the states. This means that it includes citizens, non-citizen legal residents, non-citizen long-term visitors, illegal immigrants and prisoners in jails and penitentiaries.

Census Data is Confidential

The US Census counts the whole number of persons within the states. This means that it includes citizens, non-citizen legal residents, non-citizen long-term visitors, illegal immigrants and prisoners in jails and penitentiaries.

Census data is confidential and is only collected for statistical purposes. Title 13 of the U.S. Code protects the confidentiality of all your information and violating this law is a crime with severe penalties.

Census Data Can Provide insight Into Different Populations

The Census Bureau compiles different data to make up cool info graphics like this one. It details median age by county in the United States.

Next Steps…

Are you ready to take the Census? If not feel free to explore the site further. Otherwise click the “Take the Census” button to the right