One Year Out Facts/Statistics
One Year Out - Facts/Statistics
One Year Out
The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to count the population every ten years and the U.S. Census Bureau is ready and prepared to meet the extraordinary challenge of ensuring everyone residing in the United States: in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the 2010 Census.
- Data obtained from the 2010 Census will determine how many representatives a state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Every year, the federal government can allocate more than $300 billion to states and communities based, in part, on census data.
- With information collected during the 2010 Census as a foundation, coupled with population estimates, economic data, and results from the American Community Survey, the nation will see how significantly the U.S. has changed since 2000.
- March 30, 2009 is the official start date for address canvassing and the operation will continue through mid-July 2009.
- The addresses of 145 million housing units need to be verified.
- 140,000 address canvassers have been hired to complete address canvassing operations.
- More than 250 national organizations have signed on as 2010 Census national partners (as of March 15, 2009).
Census in Schools
The Census in Schools program promotes the 2010 Census with our nation's schoolchildren and encourages parents to complete and mail back the census questionnaire. In the fall of 2009, students from grades K-12 in every school in the country, Puerto Rico and the U.S. island areas will receive information about the 2010 Census.
- Approximately 119,000 K-12 school principals will receive Census in Schools materials.
- Interest letters are being sent to principals and teachers in every school across the U.S. on April 1, 2009.
- Instructional materials will arrive at participating schools in fall 2009.
- Census in Schools Web site: 2010.census.gov/schools
- K-6 lesson plans are available in English and Spanish.
- The program is targeted to all students in K-12 in all public, private, and tribal schools in the United States. K-8 for all public, private, and tribal schools in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana and U.S. Virgin Islands.