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Picturing The Past - U.S. Census: Measuring America Has Changed


Last updated 3/30/2020 at 4:41pm

April 1 is the official date for the 2020 census, information provided by individuals should include everyone living in the household on that date. The information is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and for redistricting of congressional, state and local districts. It is also used in allotting funds to state and local governments from the federal government and for a variety of planning purposes.

The U.S. Census has been taken every 10 years since 1790. For genealogists census information has proven invaluable in tracin...

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