Category Archives: 2020 Census

2015 Census Test Starts Today in the Savannah, Ga. Area

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Written by:  John H. Thompson, Director, U.S. Census Bureau and Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce The 2015 Census Test in the Savannah, Ga. area starts today! If you live in one of the 20 … Continue reading

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FY 2016 Is a Critical Year for the Reengineered 2020 Census

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Written by: John H. Thompson Over the past few years, the Census Bureau has devoted substantial resources to researching new methods and technologies to reengineer the 2020 Census . The smart use of technology will keep the headcount quick, easy … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from 2014 Test Will Improve 2020 Census Operations

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Written by: John H. Thompson This summer, I blogged about the 2014 Census test that took place in parts of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. This was one of several mid-decade tests to research new methods and technologies for … Continue reading

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Preparing for the 2020 Census: Measuring Race and Ethnicity in America

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By John H. Thompson The year 2020 may seem a long way away, but we’re already in full swing preparing for the next decennial census. Today, we held an operations update to announce some of the steps we’re taking to … Continue reading

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Happy 2014 Test Census Day!

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Written by John H. Thompson You may remember that in 2010, April 1 marked Census Day, or the reference day for counting the population. Each decennial census has its own Census Day, and the 2014 Census test, currently underway in … Continue reading

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