The census, constitutionally held every 10 years, counts every person living in the United States. This nation-wide count has an enormous impact on every community in the country so it is vital that everyone is counted once, only once, and in the right place.
Data gathered from the census is used to determine where to allocate funding for programs and services as well as Congressional representation and the Electoral College. Data is also used by states, regions, and communities for planning purposes.
“It is very important to count everyone not only because it helps to determine who gets federal funding but we also want to maintain our say in rural Nebraska as the population count will depict how political districts will be determined in the future,” Minden City Administrator Matt Cederburg explained.
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