Author Archives: U.S. Census Bureau

Everything You Want to Know About the Census Bureau Is Just a Phone Call Away

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Written by: John H. Thompson As you might have seen on Twitter, on Tuesday I took a tour of the call center at U.S. Census Bureau headquarters — and even answered a few calls myself. The call center — in … Continue reading

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Happy 25th Anniversary, TIGER

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By John H. Thompson When you think of the U.S. Census Bureau, you probably think of surveys and statistics. But did you know that geography is also a big part of our work? Geography plays an important role in creating … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from 2014 Test Will Improve 2020 Census Operations

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Written by: John H. Thompson This summer, I blogged about the 2014 Census test that took place in parts of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. This was one of several mid-decade tests to research new methods and technologies for … Continue reading

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Preparing for the 2020 Census: Measuring Race and Ethnicity in America

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By John H. Thompson The year 2020 may seem a long way away, but we’re already in full swing preparing for the next decennial census. Today, we held an operations update to announce some of the steps we’re taking to … Continue reading

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Happy Manufacturing Day!

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By John H. Thompson Did you know that October 3 is Manufacturing Day? Today’s observance recognizes the major role that manufacturing plays in our economy – and the world’s economy. U.S. manufacturers produce nearly $6 trillion in shipments a year … Continue reading

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