TAKE 10 :: the 2010 Census is Here!

The 2010 Census is here, and Boston needs your participation!

What is the census?
The U.S. Census counts everyone residing in the United States and Puerto Rico, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years. A census questionnaire will be delivered to every residential address in March 2010. When you receive yours, answer the 10 short questions and return your completed form. People should be counted where they live and sleep most of the year.

Why is it important?
Census information affects the number of seats your state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives. Census data also help distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for services in your community like public transportation, campus safety, scholarship programs, and much more! And people from many walks of life use census data to advocate for causes, rescue disaster victims, prevent diseases, conduct important research, and decide where to locate schools and businesses.

Get involved:
  • Take 10 minutes to answer 10 questions, and make a positive impact on Boston for the next 10 years. Find the census form, fill it out, and be counted!
  • Check out the interactive, map-based, "Take 10" website that tracks and compares daily 2010 Census participation rates across the U.S.
“TAKE 10” for an Accurate 2010 Census: Find it. Fill it out. Be counted!