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Evaluating the American Community Survey: The ACS Content Review

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Written by John H. Thompson Every month of every year, and in every county across the nation, a relatively small number of households receive notice that they have been randomly selected to receive the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The … Continue reading

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Collecting Reliable, Timely and Local Census Data

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Written by: John H. Thompson I was pleased to participate last week in the inaugural conference of the American Community Survey Data Users Group.  This conference brought together a diverse group of data-loving number crunchers from local governments, nonprofits, economic … Continue reading

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Research for 2020 Census Continues – Census Bureau Opens Temporary Office

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Written by: John H. Thompson Today, we marked an important milestone on the road to the 2020 Census with the opening of the Local Census Office for the 2014 Census Test. We will conduct the test in parts of Washington … Continue reading

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On the Road in North Dakota

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Written by: John H. Thompson Since my confirmation hearing last August, I have had several conversations about the rapid population growth in North Dakota with Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven. Recent Census Bureau statistics have repeatedly reinforced the trends we discussed—how … Continue reading

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20 Years of Census.gov

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Written by: John H. Thompson Two decades ago, the World Wide Web was in its infancy compared to today and if you wanted Census Bureau statistics, you had no choice but to go to your local library to look up … Continue reading

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