Why a Fair and Accurate Census Matters to Thriving Private and Public Sectors (The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, The Leadership Conference Fund)

Posted on July 2018
Created by The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, The Leadership Conference Fund

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The U.S. Constitution requires an accurate count of the nation’s population every 10 years through a nationwide census. In addition, the Census Bureau collects more detailed socio-economic data on U.S. households each year through the American Community Survey (ACS), which is a legal part of the decennial census.1 Together, the census and the ACS produce some of the nation’s best data for understanding the characteristics of the population and the needs of people living in the United States.

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United Way of Greater Houston 2020 Census Response Grant