County Basics

Counties Are Popular

We already saw that counties are made up of people. But who, exactly, is there? Every ten years, the U.S. government conducts a census to count the entire U.S. population. At the same time, census forms ask for a lot of other information from citizens. This helps us understand how the population is changing and what kinds of needs people might have.

One way census information gets broken down is by county.

  • Follow the link to see a census website where you can find out facts about your county.
  • Type the name of your county in the box and press enter. (Do not “select a fact.”) A long list of statistics about your county will appear. 
Response Question: 

Choose two facts about your county that you wouldn’t have expected or that surprise you. Give the fact and explain why you find it interesting. 

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