Every ten years the United States Census Bureau conducts a count of the population in all to states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire,which can be filled out online, by phone or by mail.
Why is this Important?
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
It’s also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.
The Cambria County Planning Commission has teamed up with stakeholders from several state, county and local agencies to form a Census Complete Count Committee. The mission of our committee is to raise awareness to the public about the importance of the Census and provide free sources to be used for education and promotion of the Census. On this site you will find resources customized for Cambria County created by our committee and resources provided by the United States Census. Use and circulate these resources as you wish.