Why is the Census important?



  • The Census information is used to distribute more than $675 billion dollars in federal funds every year. 
  • The funds are mainly for: housing, education, transportation, employment and health care for our families and kids. 
  • About $77 billion dollars would be assigned for California


  • It is used to decide the

    number of seats each state has in the Congress and to draw electoral district boundaries.
  • If the population of California is under-counted, the state could lose one or two seats in the Congress.
If you need more information about the importance of the Census, please visit the following links: 

Impact in my Community, by the Census Bureau.

Counting for Dollars 2020, by the George Washington University.