Background

  • Article 1, Section 2, of the United States Constitution requires that a Census be taken every 10 years for the purpose of apportioning the United States House of Representatives. U.S. Const. art. 1, § 2.
  • The first Census was taken in 1790, and since that time the Census of population has been taken each year ending in zero.
  • Census results are used to determine the number of congressional seats apportioned to each state.
  • Response date is March 12, 2020.

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