Category Archives: 2010 Census

Why Respondents Matter

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Written by: Tom Mesenbourg The Census Bureau has a long and distinguished history as “Fact Finder for the Nation.”  Besides the Decennial Census, the Economic Census, and the Census of Governments, the Census Bureau conducts a number of monthly, quarterly, … Continue reading

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How Good was the 2010 Census? A View from the Post-Enumeration Survey

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Last week, the Census Bureau released the results of our post-enumeration survey, called “Census Coverage Measurement (CCM).” The results showed that the 2010 Census had a net overcount of 0.01 percent, meaning about 36,000 people … Continue reading

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A Future Without Key Social and Economic Statistics for the Country

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Our country faces important federal funding challenges linked to the current recession and its aftermath. On the Census Bureau’s part, we have been striving to cut administrative costs, reengineer our survey processes, and find innovative … Continue reading

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How Good was the 2010 Census?, Part 3

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Written by: Director Robert Groves As prior blogs have noted, there are 3 ways to evaluate the quality of a census: 1) process indicators that describe the operations, 2) comparisons with other estimates of population size, and 3) a sample … Continue reading

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Estimating the Size of a Small Population

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Let me tell you a wonderful story, a statistical detective story of sorts. During the summer, you may have seen statistics released from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 on same-sex couple unmarried partner households. … Continue reading

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