Counting Our People by Tamra B. Orr

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Graphing Population. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2009. S. gov/2010census/about_2010_census/ Discover links and information on the 2010 census. S. gov/schools/census_for_kids/ Find fun activities and a quiz on census topics. S. html Find more information on why the census is important along with state population facts. 21sT CenTury skIlls lIBrary CITIzens and TheIr GOvernmenTs Counting our PeoPle index American Community Survey, 25–26 Fourteenth Amendment, 12 Census Act (1790), 8 census office, 14 Census of Governments, 19 census takers.

Orr is a full-time writer living in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of more than 200 nonfiction books for readers of all ages. Several of her titles have won awards. She lives with her children, husband, cat, and dog and is sure that every day, when she takes her own census, the number keeps growing.

21sT CenTury skIlls lIBrary CITIzens and TheIr GOvernmenTs Counting our PeoPle Today, it is as important as ever. How do you think the ways census information is collected and processed will change in the years to come? How might new forms of technology make gathering data faster, easier, and more accurate? Think ahead to the future. In what ways might the 2100 census show us how the country and its people have changed? Only time will tell! S. Census Bureau works hard to make sure citizens understand the importance of the census.

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