What is the U.S. Census?

Every 10 years since 1790, the U.S. Census Bureau does a census to count the number of people living in the United States. 

Data collected by the decennial census determines political redistricting, distribution of federal funding, and planning for infrastructure and social services. 

Census data is also essential to monitor demographic changes and trends across the country. 

Why is it important to LBK?

  • Adequate representation in state and federal redistricting. 
  • $1,500 per person per year of funds to the community. 
  • Data is used for funding fire stations, schools, libraries, and health clinics.