What is the Census?
- The census is a count of everyone living in the United States every 10 years.
- The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
- The next census is in 2010.
- Your participation in the census is required by law.
- It takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
- Federal law protects the personal information you share during the census.
- Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide, and to distribute $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year.
How ABC Utilizes Census Data
Under the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, ABC uses Census Data to determine the number of new priority alcoholic beverage licenses that may be issued each year.
To view the Census related code sections of ABC ACT,click here (PDF file)
The California Complete Count Committee was created by Executive Order to ensure a complete and accurate count for the 2010 Census.
U.S. Census Links
- U.S.Census 2010
- Census in Schools
- Become a 2010 Census Partner
- Census 2010 Materials
- Partner Materials