Update on the Last Field Operations

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Written by: Director Robert Groves

As I noted in an earlier post, we are now running two field operations as part of the quality improvement phase of the 2010 Census – the vacant/delete check (double checking the status of units of a variety of types, and conducting interviews for supplemental households added to our list too late to include them in mailout or earlier operations) and the field verification check (where we check the addresses of some units that used a “be counted” form or called the Telephone Questionnaire Assistance line to respond).

On the vacant/delete check, we are very nearly complete (above 99%) and on schedule. We’re finding that about 26% of the 8.5 million units are occupied. Most of those, we suspect, are those supplemental addresses that we added into this operations based on new postal delivery units or updates from local officials. This operation is somewhat over budget, but given savings in other areas, we can absorb this overage.

On the “field verification” operation, we have completed about 95% of the work. This too is on schedule.

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5 Responses to Update on the Last Field Operations

  1. Field Enumerator who wants to still work... says:

    I just finished with the NRFU RES (Residual) operation last week, which was an added operation……is there anymore field operations needed?

  2. Morty Sklar says:

    I was told that all operations at Queens N.W. are finished and that the office would be shutting down. But this August 24th Update says that operations are still going on. Please advise. Thank you.

  3. Dale Fox says:

    When is the expected publication date of the Census data totals?

  4. @Dale: Please check out the link below for a complete list of data releases related to the 2010 Census. The total population count and apportionment totals will be delivered to the president and released to the public before the end of the year. Redistricting data is distributed to the states beginning in Feb/March 2011.

  5. @Morty: As Dr. Groves described, the census is nearly complete with these two operations nationally. Some local offices are already finishing up and will begin closing. The Queens NW office is finished with the VDC operation but is still working on wrapping up the Field Verification operation. Please contact your supervisor for any additional questions.

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