""In addition to collecting population data for the purposes of accurately apportioning congressional districts, the federal government uses census data, among other reasons, to determine:
* The allocation of federal funding for education programs in states and communities.
* National social and health statistics used by a variety of agencies for policy purposes.
* The allocation of federal dollars for law enforcement, federal highway projects, aid to farmers and many other federally financed activities and programs.
* A wide variety of economic statistics that become the basis of the nation's economic policies.
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