Johnny Godfrey needs some help understanding the 2010 Census.

Why does your age and date of birth matter to the Census Bureau? Read the answer here. Any information provided to the Census is sealed for 72 years.

Or maybe you don’t want your family researching your past 72 years from now.

But it’s cool for children and grandchildren to know their family history, even if they can’t call your old phone number and talk to you in the ‘great beyond.’

Just to punctuate your need for information, your phone number, age, and date of birth are public records found on the internet. So why should you worry about the Census asking your age?