By filling out the census, you are giving your community a chance to be best supported, represented, and understood. This 10-minute survey is much more than just being counted.
Why do we take the census?
- The census is required by the U.S. Constitution (Article 1, Section 2), with the
the primary goal of informing lawmaking and business decisions with factual figures.
How are data used?
- The federal, state and local governments all use census data to make policy
decisions related to funding healthcare, education, transportation and more
- Businesses used Census data in making decisions
Is it really safe?
- The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by Title 13, making it unlawful for any Bureau
employee to disclose or publish any information that identifies an individual or
How Census data are used
- $675 billion in federal funds are allocated each year to local, state, and tribal
- Planning decisions about community service
- Business decisions
The 2010 census yielded a count of 9,687,653 people in Georgia and provided the state with $15.88 billion. Each Georgian that participated in the 2010 census effectively brought $1,639.10 to the state.