The information you're about to see here exists because a family participated in the census. Years down the line, someone doing family research will be able to find you if you participate, too! Completing the census doesn’t just affect the past. There’s a use for it in the present, too. By filling out the census, you’re helping the area you live in get funding for adult education grants, student wellness programs, and community mental health services.

The census only comes around once every ten years, so be sure to participate! You can fill out the census online by visiting census.gov.