Category Archives: Overview

So, If I’m to Report Who Lives Here on April 1, Why Should I Fill Out The Form Before April 1?

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I’ve been getting a few questions about the timing of completing the form. The form asks you to report who’s in your household on April 1, 2010. Our publicity is asking you to fill it … Continue reading

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In-Language Postcard Assistance

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Last week, for the first time ever in census history, we sent a special postcard to a targeted set of areas. The areas consisted of those where our sample survey data and data from Census … Continue reading

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It Has Arrived. It’s Time to Step Up

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Written by: Director Robert Groves In the next few days, over 120 million households in the country will receive an envelope from the Census Bureau. Outside there is printed in a box a note that completing the short census form … Continue reading

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The Million of Details

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I am continually impressed with the number of simultaneously moving parts in the big machine that is the 2010 Census. There are few organizations preparing to have a once-in-a-decade contact within a very short period … Continue reading

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Why Use Advance Letters?

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Written by: Director Robert Groves In these days of concerns over spending by the Federal government, I am not surprised by emails I receive questioning why the Census Bureau sends out letters in a separate mailing in advance of the … Continue reading

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