Fundamentals of the 2010 Census
The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States. Census data are used to apportion congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide. An accurate count of the local population helps to ensure that communities receive a fair share of federal funding for services such as health care, education and roads.
As of April 27, 2010, Rhode Island had a 71% participation rate in the U.S. Census, which is comparably to the national participation rate of 72%. For more information and ongoing updates, including the proportion of households that have participated in mailing back the 2010 Census forms in your community, please visit the website of the 2010 U.S. Census.
Change in Rhode Island Child Population, 2000 and 2010
Rhode Island Child Population by Race and Ethnicity, 2010