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Asking for Input on Counting People in the Right Place in 2020

Written by: John H. Thompson The U.S. Census Bureau’s mission is to count every person living in the U.S. every ten years during the decennial census. Just as important as counting each person, though, is making sure we count them … Continue reading

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Preparing for the 2020 Census: Observing In-Office Address Canvassing

Written by John H. Thompson Today I visited the National Processing Center, the U.S. Census Bureau’s large-scale data processing center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to observe its role in preparing for the 2020 Census. The National Processing Center collects and processes data … Continue reading

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Updating Congress on Preparations for 2020: Tune in Tomorrow

Written by: John H. Thompson Tomorrow morning, I’ll address the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the U.S. Census Bureau’s preparations for the 2020 Census. For the last three years we’ve been studying cost-saving design innovations; now, we’re … Continue reading

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Preparing for Hurricane Season with Census Data

Today marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. These storms are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena, and they have the potential to affect a large portion of U.S. residents. The 185 coastline counties along the Atlantic and … Continue reading

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Technology Innovations for Nonresponse Follow-Up in the 2020 Census

Written by: John H. Thompson This week I am visiting Los Angeles County to observe the last phase of the 2016 Census Test, currently underway here in California as well as in Harris County, Texas. Almost 225,000 households in Los … Continue reading

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