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Uses of Census Information

  • Determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Defines congressional and state legislative districts, school districts and voting precincts
  • Determines how more than $675 billion dollars in federal funding are spent on infrastructure, programs and services each year
  • Informs government, business and community planning and decisions
  • Provides business and nonprofit organization with critical information for planning decisions
  • Provides population benchmarks for nearly every other United States survey