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You Count!

Why is counting important? It tells how many, allows people to sort related things into groups. Also, counting and sorting just may help us think about things differently. What can be counted? Everything! The Census counts the number of people in the United States. These numbers determine how many representatives each state sends to the U.S. Congress, help to plan for emergencies by determining where people live, and much more. Take a look at how places change, look at the U.S. as a small village, and find out more about where you and others live in the United States.