Category Archives: 2020 Census

Updating Congress on Testing for the 2020 Census

Written by John H. Thompson We’re continuing to make great progress at the U.S. Census Bureau in preparing for the 2020 Census. On Nov. 16, I was proud to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Government Operations … Continue reading

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U.S. Census Bureau Announces Changes to 2017 Field Tests

Written by: John H. Thompson Today, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will stop plans to test field operations in Puerto Rico, the Standing Rock Reservation in North and South Dakota, and the Colville Reservation and Off-Reservation Trust Land … Continue reading

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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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