The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states and to distribute more than $400 billion annually of government funding for critical community services. The 2010 Census questionnaire will be one of the shortest in history and consists of 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict laws protect the confidentiality of respondents and the information they provide.
Census questionnaires will be mailed or delivered to households in March. Questionnaire responses should represent the household as it exists on Census Day, April 1, 2010. Because every person matters, in late April through July, census takers will visit Coralville households that did not return a questionnaire by mail. For more information, visit