What is the Census?

The U.S. Census is a once in a decade count outlined in the Constitution designed to count everyone once. 

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1. What is the Census?
2. What is the purpose of counting everyone?
3. Is my information safe?
4. When and how are people counted?
5. What if I am in college, or a snowbird, or live in more than one place?
6. What if I live in a household with roommates?
7. When should I respond to the Census?
8. What happens if I forget to respond to the Census?