Category Archives: 2010 Census

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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The Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons Is Key to Explaining America’s Economy

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By John H. Thompson Did you know that there are 27.1 million non-farm businesses in America? The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons  provides the only comprehensive source of statistics about business ownership in the U.S. … Continue reading

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