Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What Is It All About, Census?

The Population Reference Bureau explains: The census offers a “snapshot” of the entire population on a specific date: How many people reside within the national borders, who they are, where they live. Every 10 years since 1790, data from the census have been used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. With the next census just one year away, PRB will provide continuing coverage of the 2010 Census, explaining why this census is so different from previous ones, and highlighting the depth and breadth of information the census collects.

The PRB site already has articles already on Census History; the American Community Survey; Apportionment; 2010 Timetable, and 2010 Questionnaire.

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