This 2010 "Puerto Rico Political Representation Poster" was designed to raise awareness of the 2010 Census through imagery that demonstrated the impact census data can have on Puerto Rico's communities.

This 2010 “Puer­to Rico Polit­i­cal Rep­re­sen­ta­tion Poster” was designed to raise aware­ness of the 2010 Cen­sus through imagery that demon­strat­ed the impact cen­sus data can have on Puer­to Rico’s communities.

The Twen­ty-third Unit­ed States Cen­sus, known as Cen­sus 2010 or the 2010 Cen­sus, is the cur­rent nation­al cen­sus in the Unit­ed States. Nation­al Cen­sus Day was April 1, 2010 and is the point of ref­er­ence date used in fill­ing out the form.As required by the Unit­ed States Con­sti­tu­tion, the US cen­sus has been con­duct­ed every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 Unit­ed States Cen­sus was the pre­vi­ous cen­sus completed.

Cen­sus forms began to be deliv­ered March 15, 2010. Although the ques­tion­naire used April 1 as the point of ref­er­ence date as to where a per­son was liv­ing, an insert dat­ed March 15, 2010 includ­ed the fol­low­ing print­ed in bold type: “Please com­plete and mail back the enclosed cen­sus form today. As of April 1, the nation­al return rate was 52%. The Cen­sus Bureau web­site states it will no longer use a long form for the 2010 Cen­sus. In sev­er­al pre­vi­ous cen­sus­es, one in six house­holds received this long form, which asked for detailed social and eco­nom­ic infor­ma­tion. The 2010 Cen­sus will use only a short form ask­ing ten basic ques­tions, includ­ing name, sex, age, date of birth, race, and home own­er­ship status.

Detailed socioe­co­nom­ic infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed dur­ing past cen­sus­es will con­tin­ue to be col­lect­ed through the Amer­i­can Com­mu­ni­ty Sur­vey. The sur­vey pro­vides data about com­mu­ni­ties in the Unit­ed States on a year­ly basis rather than once every 10 years. A small per­cent­age of the pop­u­la­tion on a rotat­ing basis will receive the sur­vey each year, and no house­hold will receive it more than once every five years.

Puer­to Rico: 2010 Pop­u­la­tion and Hous­ing Unit Counts

Puer­to Rico: 2010 Sum­ma­ry Pop­u­la­tion and Hous­ing Characteristics