@ Brookings Podcast: The 2010 Federal Census

March 19, 2010

Every ten years, the federal government takes a nationwide census, collecting a gold mine of data that helps determine everything from how federal dollars are spent to where the lines of congressional voting districts are drawn. Andrew Reamer details the importance of an accurate census to our system of democracy and the smooth functioning of the economy, in this week’s @Brookings podcast.

See the recent report, “Counting for Dollars: The Role of the Decennial Census in the Distribution of Federal Funds” for state, county and large metropolitan area data.