Census Fact Sheet
Census Study Guide
Question & Answer Form
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3
Which part of the U.S. Constitution states that we count the number of people in the country in order to determine the number of representatives and taxes?
free white males
Which group(s) of people were counted in the census when the U.S. Constitution was written?
women, children, slaves, African Americans, and Indians
Which group(s) of people were not counted in the census when the U.S. Constitution was written?
Which part of the Constitution states that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside?"
children, women, slave-born, and all others
After the Constitution was amended, who could be counted in the census?
What is the redistribution of House seats and the reallocation of portions of the federal budget?
How many representatives does Louisiana currently have in the House of Representatives?
Each state has at least how many representatives?
Which census set the total number of representatives in the House of Representatives at 435?
Each person in the House of Representatives gets how many votes?
Districts in the state are divided up how?
Each district should have an equal number of people so that one district does not have more what?
$400,000,000,000.00 (400 billion)
How much money in the federal budget is allotted to states?
a little bit
In relative terms, how much of the money in the federal budget goes to Louisiana?
Once Louisiana receives its allotted portion of the federal budget, it must divide it equally within the what?
California, Florida, Texas, New York, etc.
Most of the federal budget goes to which states?
Dora the Explorer
Some people are reluctant to fill out the census form, so advertising tries to get kids to tell their parents to participate because kids are expensive to the country. Name a specific type of this advertising that we watched in class.
Congress does what over which programs receive federal funding?
schools, daycare, and Head Start
Name three examples of programs that receive federal funding.
What is the name of the before school program for kids including a healthy breakfast and help with education skills that they didn't get at home?
New York City
What is, and has been since the 1960s, the most popular city in America?
Which city dropped in population because it used to be a big motor city but is not as successful anymore and is trying to start up again?
What is the name for the factories in Detroit that have not been in use for a long time?
Dallas, San Antonio, and San Diego
Name three cities that jumped up in population.
Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Slidell, and Opelousas
Name the four cities in Louisiana that increased in population.
from the Northeast to the South
How is the population moving?
Name a specific program for math and science funding.
How much federal money will be allotted each year?
the comparative populations of Louisiana and other states
How will the government determine how much money Louisiana will get?
Who needs to be counted in the Census?
every ten years (that end in "0")
How often does the Census occur?
What is a count of the number of people who live in the United States conducted and reported by the government?
What requires the census?
Title 1 allocations, college grant and loan programs, public transportation, road and community improvements, public health services and hospitals, neighborhood improvements, and senior services
Name some examples of government agencies that receive federal funding.
everyone living in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Who are Census questionnaires given to?
a questionnaire that is sent to every home and confidentiality-bound workers who travel door-to-door
How is the information collected?
everyone in a household including all children, babies, and adults
Who should be counted in each household?
nationality, citizenship status, race, gender, and age
What is disregarded in the census?
privacy, confidentiality, and immigration and citizenship concerns
What are the three main reasons that the U.S. Census Bureau believes are the most common deterrents to census participation?
Who is a census worker who conducts an official count?
What is an official count of a population?
What is the name for all the people who live in a community?
What is the right to keep personal matters secret?
What is a house and the people who live there?
What is a form used to collect information?
What is a word that means happening every 10 years?
What is a group of people with something in common?
What is a collection of facts and statistics?
What is the word that means to determine the number of?