In this chapter you have read about the world's rapidly growing population. As the population increases so does the need for food, health care, education, etc. Demographers study the characteristics of population. The U.S. Constitution requires the government to make a count of the population of the United States every ten years. Population experts at the U.S. Census Bureau compile the results of these population studies and others from around the world and throughout world history. These numbers are used to make decisions on taxes, spending, and other government policies.
Destination Title: U.S. Census Bureau
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Start at the U.S. Census Bureau site.
- Find the menu on the right side of the screen.
- Click on Population Clocks.
After you have read through the information, answer the following questions.