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U.S. Census 2010

Facts About the Census

The census is a count of everyone living in the United States every 10 years. The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and your participation in the census is required by law.

The census population totals determine which states gain or lose representation in Congress. It also determines the amount of state and federal funding communities receive over the course of the decade. 2010 Census data will directly affect how more than $3 trillion is allocated to local, state and tribal governments over the next 10 years. In order for this funding allocation to be accomplished fairly and accurately, the goal of the decennial census is to count everybody, count them only once, and count them in the right place. The facts gathered in the census also help shape decisions for the rest of the decade about public health, neighborhood improvements, transportation, education, senior services and much more.

In April 2009, U.S. Census workers began a state-wide foot canvass of every neighborhood in Michigan. This was done to ensure that all living quarters are in the Census Bureau’s address database.

Information on 2010 Census Totals

The Census Bureau has begun providing summaries of 2010 Census population totals, as well as 2010 Census data on race, Hispanic origin and voting age for multiple geographies within each state. The Census Bureau will deliver the data state-by-state on a rolling basis through March.

Please visit the Census website for more information.

The State of Michigan website also has additional information on the 2010 Census data.