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Thomas Jefferson directed the first census in 1790. As required by the U.S. Constitution, a census has been taken every 10 years thereafter. In 1840, the Census Act authorized the establishment of a centralized Census Office. In 1902, the Census Office became a permanent organization within the Department of Interior. A year later, it was renamed the Bureau of the Census and moved to the new Department of Commerce and Labor.
The 2020 Census is a Decennial Census, which is the once-a-decade population and housing count of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas as required by the U.S. Constitution. The results of the decennial census determine the number of seats for each state in the U.S. House of Representatives and are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts and to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds each year.
[Source: U.S. Census Bureau ]
United States Census Web Site - https://2020census.gov/en.html
The Census at a Glance - https://www2.census.gov/about/census-at-a-glance.pdf
Become a Census Worker - https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html