Census results will influence decisions that touch your life in many ways over the next 10 years.
The data is not only used by the U.S. government, it influences the decision of companies large and small, as well as the non-profit organizations that support your community.
Federal Funding: Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to states and communities. Programs and projects dependent on these funds include highway construction, hospitals, fire departments, school lunch programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Federal Pell grants, and community mental health services.
Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: The number of U.S. Representatives is based on Florida's population. As a result of the 2000 census, eight states gained seat and 10 state had fewer states.
Electors: The number of electors in the Electoral College equals the number of Senators and Representatives in the U.S. Congress, so Florida's population determines how much of a voice we will have in selecting the President in 2024 and 2028.
Redistricting: Changes in the population require states to redraw electoral districts.
Business owners rely on Census data to make decisions about