Why should I care about an undercount?

When people are not counted then it appears like they don’t live here. Then when we make plans for road improvements or to increase bus routes, areas with an undercount receive fewer services than they need for the actual population. Besides day-to-day services, during large natural disasters, population data from the Census Bureau is used to estimate evacuation and care needs. The data is also used to re-draw congressional boundaries, apportion seats in the federal House of Representatives, and re-distribute billions of tax dollars across the United States.  

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1. Why should I care about an undercount?
2. Do I need a social security number?
3. What if we have 2 families living in one house?
4. Who is the head-of-household?
5. What if I live at a nursing home, group home, or I’m in a program?
6. What if I want to work with a translator or I know someone that needs a translator?
7. I'm concerned about sharing personal information about my family.