YEAR 2000
AND YOU!



2000 CENSUS

United States Census 2000

The United States Constitution mandates a census every 10 years to determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.   But community leaders use it for everything from planning schools and building roads to providing recreational opportunities and managing health-care services. 

How Big Is It?

When Is It?

1998-1999:  Developing the address list for Census 2000 and recruiting workers for census jobs

Beginning mid-March 2000: Census questionnaires delivered

APRIL 1, 2000:  CENSUS DAY

March - May 2000:  Census takers visit housing units in rural and remote areas to drop off and/or pick off forms

April - June 2000:  Census takers visit housing units that did not return census forms

October - November 2000:  All field work completed

December 31, 2000:  Apportionment counts delivered to the President

April 1, 2001:  All states receive redistricting counts

For more information on the Census, please check out the U.S. Census web site: 

www.census.gov

Source:  U.S. Department of Commerce, "Census 2000 in a Flash".