ERIC Number: ED505038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
2010 Census: It's in Our Hands. What Educators Need to Know about the 2010 Census
US Department of Commerce
The U.S. Constitution requires a national census once every 10 years. The census is a count of everyone (all ages, races, ethnic groups, both citizens and non-citizens) residing in the United States: in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. Census data help determine locations for schools, roads, hospitals, child-care and senior citizen centers, and more. Businesses use census data to locate supermarkets, shopping centers, new housing and other facilities. Government officials use census data to allocate funding and grants to high-need areas and non-profit organizations. Through partnerships, the Census Bureau has a greater chance to reach every U.S. resident: educators are encouraged to help deliver the 2010 Census message from elementary schools to college campuses.
Descriptors: Census Figures, Demography, Computation, Human Geography, Information Utilization, Political Socialization
US Department of Commerce. 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. Tel: 202-482-2000; Web site: http://www.commerce.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa; District of Columbia; Guam; Puerto Rico; United States; Washington