2010 is a census year, as established in the U.S. Constitution:

“[An] Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.”

The first national census was held in 1790.

TC Daily Planet coverage of the 2010 Census is funded in part by a grant from the F.R. Bigelow Foundation.

For more information:

• Click here for a list of the ten questions and how to answer them or click here to view an interactive form (U.S. Census website.)
Scroll down this page and look in column one for a choice of languages for the census form and application. You can find Spanish, Hmong, Somali and much more.
• The City of Minneapolis has its own census web page.