Black People and the Census

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An important event that will impact the political power and economic resources of your community for the next decade is happening right now: the 2020 Census.

The census—a count of every person living in the United States and its territories—is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2020 Census will be used to determine political representation, public services, and federal and state funding until 2030. There will not be a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, and your responses to the questionnaire are confidential. This edition of TMI Briefs focuses on the importance of the 2020 Census to Black people and their communities.

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