In 2020, the United States federal government will take a census of the American population. The American census, which is established by Article I Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, is a survey of the American people taken every 10 years. The first American census was collected in 1790, and has been taken every 10 years since. The census is conducted by the United States Census Bureau, which operates under the United States Department of Commerce. The census serves many roles in our government, it’s most important being determining the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives (no more than 1 representative for every 30,000 persons) and helping to identify how the federal government should allocate over $400,000,000,000 in federal community funding.
•The number of people living or staying in a home on April 1, 2020.
•Whether the home is owned with or without a mortgage, rented or occupied without rent.
•A phone number for a person in the home.
•The name, sex, age, date of birth and race of each person in the home.
•Whether each person is of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin.
•The relationship of each person to a central person in the home