Metadata for Census 2010 Restricted-Use Microdata

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
  • U.S.Census Bureau
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data
  • Abstract

    The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The basic purpose of the census is apportionment and redistricting. "Apportionment" is the process of dividing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the population figures collected during the decennial census. "Redistricting" is the process of geographically defining state legislative districts. The census data allow state officials to realign congressional and state legislative districts in their states, taking into account population shifts since the last census and assuring equal representation for their constituents in compliance with the “one-person, one-vote” principle of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2010-04-01 / 2010-04-01
    Collection Date(s): Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2010--Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2010
Sampled Universe
The resident population of the United States

Update Metadata: 2018-01-19 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-01-19