Category Archives: 2020 Census

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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World Statistics Day 2015: Better Data. Better Lives.

Written by: John H. Thompson The United Nations General Assembly designated October 20, 2015 as the second-ever World Statistics Day to highlight the many achievements of national statistical systems across the globe. The U.S. government has a long history of … Continue reading

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