DAYS TO COUNT!
WHAT DOES THE CENSUS
MEAN TO YOU?
Information collected from the census determines a lot of things.
Some of the most important are:
Census data guides approximately $589 billion in federal spending allocated to local communities each year, including more than $15 billion distributed to communities in Minnesota. Even one missed person could mean a loss of $15,000 over the next 10 years impacting neighborhood development, childcare resources, maintaining public utilities, healthcare, and more.
Census data determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the size of voting districts for state and local governments.This is a strong indicator of how resources are allocated to communities.
Census data helps decision-makers plan roads, schools, hospitals, senior centers, and emergency services to best serve changing populations.
Census data assists businesses in locating factories and stores, recruiting employees, and conducting market research.