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  • The U.S. Census is conducted every ten years by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The purpose of the Census is to count and verify, to the best of its ability, the current population of the United States. This is to justify representation, funding, and aid to specific regions, based on their populations.

    The U.S. Census began in 1790 and has been held every ten years since its inception. Census records are continually updated to reflect new demographics and new issues that arise between censuses. The decennial Census, however, seeks to count the entire population, and through the years, questions have been added to and deleted from the Census questionnaire to reflect the times. All Censuses provide readers with a summary of the population and offer a ...

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