Monthly Archives: December 2009

Dealing With a Dynamic Population

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Last week, I met with local officials and toured the damaged areas of Galveston, Texas, some 13 months after Hurricane Ike. Many of us remember the scene from the Bolivar Peninsula, with only a few … Continue reading

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The Melting Pot

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Written by: Director Robert Groves One of the interesting phenomena in several of our big cities is the dynamic nature of the ethnic composition of neighborhoods. In Philadelphia and New York, I recently visited areas that were Italian last decade … Continue reading

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Transformed Housing Structures

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I visited various neighborhoods in Philadelphia yesterday, examining housing situations that cause us problems in listing different units and assuring that each gets a census questionnaire. Some areas were row houses, probably originally intended as … Continue reading

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2010 Census And The Internet

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Written by: Director Robert Groves There has been some Internet activity lately about the possibility of using an iPhone app to answer the census. Using an iPhone app (or apps for other such devices) to answer the census is certainly … Continue reading

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First Grade Census

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Written by: Director Robert Groves The first graders at Gateway Elementary School stole my heart today in St. Louis. I entered their library with a set of officials and there they were, dressed in little white t-shirts promoting the census. … Continue reading

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