Every 10 years, and this census
occurred in 2010. Census questionnaires were be mailed or delivered to
every household in the United States in March 2010. The questions asked
you to provide information that is accurate for your household as of
April 1, 2010. The Census Bureau must count everyone and submitted state
population totals to the U.S. President by December 31, 2010.
The 1st Census was conducted in 1790 and has been carried out every 10 years since then.
Everywhere in the U.S.
census counts everyone residing in the United States: in all 50 states,
the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. People
should be counted where they live and sleep most of the year.
The U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 2) mandates a headcount of
everyone residing in the United States. The population totals determine
each state’s Congressional representation. The numbers also affect
funding in your community and help inform decision makers about how your
community is changing. More info…
The Census Bureau will mail or deliver questionnaires to your house in
March 2010. The Census Bureau will mail a second form to households that
do not respond to the initial questionnaire.
Households that still
do not respond will be called or visited by a Census worker. (Census
workers can be identified by a census badge and bag.)
To view the 2010 Census data on the City of Pismo Beach please visit the U.S. Census Bureau