Counting for Dollars: Why It Matters
A fair and accurate 2020 Census is important for many reasons. The census is the basis for equal political representation under the Constitution. Policymakers use census data to identify community needs and to distribute federal program dollars to states and localities based on population numbers or other community characteristics that the census and related American Community Survey measure.
Business and industry decide where to locate new plants and services based on census data, creating new jobs and promoting economic growth.