Category Archives: About the Agency

Counting People in the Right Places: Boundaries Matter

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Written by: John H. Thompson The U.S. Census Bureau provides the definitive decennial count of America’s people and places, and a key part of that task is counting people in the right places – the cities, towns and counties where … 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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Using Technology and Innovation to Reengineer Our Surveys and Data

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Written by: John H. Thompson At the U.S. Census Bureau, we’re researching ways to use technology to transform the way we do business. Not only will this transformation keep our censuses and surveys quick, easy, and secure, it will reverse … Continue reading

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Improving Your Access to U.S. Census Bureau Data: Two New Features on Census.gov

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Written by: John H. Thompson Recently, we rolled out two exciting new features on Census.gov — a better search engine and a new version of QuickFacts. Since the launch of Census.gov in 1994, the Internet has changed a lot. In … Continue reading

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Everything You Want to Know About the Census Bureau Is Just a Phone Call Away

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Written by: John H. Thompson As you might have seen on Twitter, on Tuesday I took a tour of the call center at U.S. Census Bureau headquarters — and even answered a few calls myself. The call center — in … Continue reading

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