Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics.
The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution.
It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats (a process called apportionment that determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representative), redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and local communities’ vital programs - impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy. Funding is distributed to states and communities each year.
The City has formed a Complete Count Committee (CCC). The CCC is a resident committee responsible for education and outreach for the 2020 Census in Sugar Land. The purpose of the Committee is to inform residents about the importance and benefits of an accurate count. The Committee will work to:
The Committee work began in September with an orientation and will extend through June 2020.