Author Archives: U.S. Census Bureau

2015 Census Test Starts Today in the Savannah, Ga. Area

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Written by:  John H. Thompson, Director, U.S. Census Bureau and Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce The 2015 Census Test in the Savannah, Ga. area starts today! If you live in one of the 20 … Continue reading

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Counting People in the Right Places: Boundaries Matter

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Written by: John H. Thompson The U.S. Census Bureau provides the definitive decennial count of America’s people and places, and a key part of that task is counting people in the right places – the cities, towns and counties where … Continue reading

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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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