Amaya Jeewandara

P.S. 45 John Tyler

Amaya Jeewandara

P.S. 45 John Tyler
Staten Island

Essay

Class: 5 - 317
Census Essay: There are some things you need to know about the Census! It is really important, really required, and really safe. Every 10 years, we need to fill out this Census form. The Census is a
form where you need to fill out questions about people living in your house. Let me tell you some more facts about this Census and why it is super important.

First of all, the Census will count everyone, and when I say everyone I mean every single adult, child, baby, and teenager that is living in your house. But it won’t count the pets! The United States needs this count of everyone in the US, every 10 years. It has been going on since 1790. Completing this Census is a rule and you need to do it. Taking part of this is your responsibility. If some people participate and others don’t, then it is hard to know how many people there are in the US. There are so many other reasons you need to do it and it is important. The Census decides the number of people each state can elect to Congress. And it helps determine how to divide money to offer programs and services for you and the community. To distribute $675 billion among all the communities in the US, you need to fill out the Census. This money is used to build things like roads, bridges, new schools, libraries, hospitals, pay for health care programs, give school lunches and other things like this. This all happens if you fill out the Census!!!

The Census is safe for everyone to use and fill out. Don’t worry people!! All your private information is not shared with anyone, including the law enforcement agencies and immigration agencies. The law requires that all Census information is kept private to protect those who are answering the Census questions. It’s the law! The local government also uses the Census for public safety and emergency preparedness. They could prepare only if they know how many people there are and they figure this out by the Census. Real estate developers also use the Census to build new homes and strengthen old neighborhoods. This all shows how the Census is very important. All of you should fill out the Census form right now because of this. And if you already did, try to convince others that still didn’t, to fill it out.

In conclusion, the Census is necessary and very significant. Now you know how it is so important, required, and safe! The Census counts every person living in the United States once. Everyone counts!!!!!