Census results shape the future of communities, as census data informs how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed for health clinics, school lunch programs, disaster recovery initiatives, and other critical programs and services for the next 10 years.
So, while you keep tabs on local response rates, encourage others in your community to respond to the 2020 Census.
The population in the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538.
The population increased by 9.7% between 2000 and 2010.
With a population of 8,175,133, New York City was the most populous U.S. city, followed by Los Angeles, which had a population of 3,792,621.
The Census Bureau is challenging everyone to help ensure a complete and accurate count in 2020.
Share information on your social media channels about the upcoming census and why it's important to respond. 2020 Census partners and stakeholders, media members, government officials, and others can all play a role in ensuring that everyone is counted once, only once, and in the right place.
Check back soon to review response rates from 2010 in your state, city, town, or neighborhood. You can even challenge others in your community to participate! Get started with the 2020 Census Response Rate Challenge Toolkit below.