The first census was recorded in 1790 after the American Revolution under Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. Since 1790, Census is carried out in every ten years.
22 federal censuses have been carried out since then. The last census was conducted in 2010 and the next one is scheduled in 2020. The 2020 census will be conducted largely by using information compiled from the internet. We at searchmypast.net ensure that the information is accurate, precise and reliable for use.
The census takes place once a decade in the entire country, which comprises of the statistical information of a specific region. In between one decade, the Census Bureau estimates the population by using surveys and statistical model, particularly of American Community Survey.
The significance of Census
A census is not only a count of the population but also a description of a nation, state/city and county on a given date.
The information collected for creating a census report includes data on age, gender, country of origin, year of immigration, marital status, housing conditions, marriage, number of children, education, employment, traveling habits, and it’s like. The data collection of a region is further produced for government ministries and local authorities.
This can further facilitate proper planning of the region for its development and growth. The dynamics of the population based in the region is derived from the census records. Census is also a means of accurately measuring the exact extent of migration.
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