Live Broadcast: Monday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm.
Encore (pre-recorded) Broadcast: Friday, March 26th at 8:00 pm.
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The first census took place in 1790 to determine the number of seats each state would have in the U.S. House of Representatives. The census also was created to gain a better understanding of where people lived and to establish patterns of settlement as the nation grew.
Every year, the federal government allocates more than $400 billion to states and communities based, in part, on census data.
Census data are used to determine locations for retail stores, schools, hospitals, new housing developments and other community facilities. Census data determine boundaries for state and local legislative and congressional districts.
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