Category Archives: 2020 Census

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

Written by: John H. Thompson Note: The comment period for the proposed 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations has been extended until September 1, 2016. The U.S. Census Bureau’s mission is to count every person living in the U.S. … 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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Preparing for the 2020 Census: Choosing Data Collection and Processing Systems

Written by John H. Thompson Today, the U.S. Census Bureau announced a major decision on the path to the 2020 Census. Since December 2014, we’ve been assessing whether to use commercial software products to collect and process data in the … Continue reading

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On the Road in New Mexico

Written by: John H. Thompson Earlier this month I visited New Mexico to participate in the Census Bureau’s fifth tribal consultation meeting this year. These meetings are a key part of our preparations for the 2020 Census, and I’m grateful to the … Continue reading

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Releasing the 2020 Census Operational Plan to Congress and Our Valued Stakeholders

Written by: John H. Thompson On November 3, I presented the Census Bureau’s operational plan for the 2020 Census – the blueprint by which we’ll conduct the next census – to Congress and the public. I was excited to tell … Continue reading

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