Today the U.S. Census launches its online form. You can click here to fill it out! Completing the Census online is the fastest way to fill out your form.
The Census data determines:
- Your state’s number of seats in Congress
- Your state’s legislative districts
- Your state’s federal funding for local programs like LIHEAP, Head Start, Section 8 vouchers, and more
The Census is safe, with all records kept strictly confidential for 72 years. Only the statistical data is used. Census Bureau employees take confidentiality extremely seriously, swearing a lifetime oath to protect respondent information.
For every person counted in the Census, state programs receive about $2,000 per year for 10 years. Missing just 100 people in your area could mean your community will miss out on $200,000 per year, or $2 million over 10 years.