Why Census  Matters for Schools & Colleges

How the Census Affects Students

The Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, colleges, students, and younger children, such as:

  • Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.
  • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
  • Maternal and child health programs.

Census Educational Resources:

  • Learning at home? Teach about the importance of the #Census with resources from the #StatsInSchools program. 

Click Here to take a look at the Home and Distance Learning page, filled with easy to use materials for all grade levels.

  • Capture the attention of students with large, colorful maps filled with fun census-based facts about the country and its territories.

Click here for a library of exciting maps students can use and download to learn more about the Census, U.S. Demographics, and Geography!

Geography

Images Source: United States Census Bureau