Census data is used in many ways. Some examples include:

  • Distribution of more than $675 billion annually in federal funds back to tribal, state, and local governments.
  • Redistricting of state legislative districts.
  • Forecasting future transportation needs for all segments of the population.
  • Determining areas eligible for housing assistance and rehabilitation loans.
  • Assisting federal, tribal, state, and local governments in planning and implementing programs, services, and emergency response.
  • Designing facilities for people with disabilities, the elderly, and children.