Category Archives: 2010 Census

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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Personal Lessons From The 2010 Census

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I’m finding myself looking back over the experience of the 2010 Census and drawing some lessons learned. If we’re smart as an organization, we’ll build the 2020 Census planning effort with these in mind. Here … Continue reading

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Senseless Assaults on Decent Public Servants

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Every day somewhere in the U.S., a Census Bureau field interviewer is working on one of our sample surveys. This work asks her to locate specific addresses that our statisticians have chosen to form a … Continue reading

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Addressing Concerns about 2010 Population Counts

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Written by: Director Robert Groves With the completion of each census, as local officials examine the just-delivered population counts, many are disappointed. They are totally focused on strengthening and building their communities, and many view the size of the population … Continue reading

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