2010 United States Census

Twenty-third Census
of the United States
U.S. Census Bureau Seal
General Information
Date TakenApril 1, 2010
Total U.S. Population308,745,538
Percent ChangeIncrease 9.7%
Most Populous StateCalifornia
Least Populous StateWyoming

The Twenty-Third United States Census, known as Census 2010 or 2010 Census was a count of the population of the United States. It was done by the Census Bureau. It found that the population of the United States on April 1, 2010 was 308,745,538. This was an increase of 9.7 percent over the 281,421,906 people counted during the 2000 Census.[1] This was the twenty-third federal census.

The Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census.[2] The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions.[2]


  1. "Census 2010 News | U.S. Census Bureau Announces 2010 Census Population Counts -- Apportionment Counts Delivered to President". 2010.census.gov. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved March 7, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Frequently Asked Questions" (PDF). 2010 Census. U.S. Census Bureau. May 10, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2011.