The U.S. Constitution calls for an “actual Enumeration” of the U.S. population every 10 years. The first census took place in 1790 and has been conducted every 10 years since—but the Census Bureau’s work does not end with the enumeration. Census data is used not only for congressional reapportionment, but also for the distribution of billions of dollars in federal assistance that impacts everyone.
Join U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Santos for a discussion of census-related data quality and data equity issues, including undercounts, hard to reach populations, and privacy—and how they intersect with the constitutional mandate to collect population data for reapportionment and redistricting. He will also discuss Census Bureau data products and how they can be used by legal professionals.