Ask the editor: What is the purpose of the census?

Frisco’s Complete Count Committee held its first meeting in mid-July. The committee is charged with helping spread the word about the upcoming 2020 census and informing residents on how to participate.

The census takes place every 10 years in the United States. Its goal is to get an accurate count of the population as well as the location of where each person typically lives. This information serves two major purposes.

First, it helps determine how much federal funding states, cities, counties and other entities will receive. These funds and grants are used for schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other areas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The census also determines the reapportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives. The 435 seats are divided among the 50 states based on the population counts from the census. The seats for Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories are not affected by reapportionment.


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Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
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Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19. (Community Impact staff)
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The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Behavior Exchange mostly works with children with an autism spectrum disorder, but such a diagnosis is not required for services. (Courtesy The Behavior Exchange)
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The newly named PGA Parkway will extend from Frisco’s eastern border at Coit Road west to the roundabout at Teel Parkway. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
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