Category Archives: About the Agency

Introducing Census PoP Quiz, the Census Bureau’s Latest Mobile App

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I’m pleased to announce that the Census Bureau’s newest app is now available. Census PoP Quiz is an interactive mobile application powered by the American Community Survey (ACS), which provides information on over 40 topics for every neighborhood in the … Continue reading

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Census Advisory Committees Add Value

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Written by: John H. Thompson Twice a year, during the spring and fall, something special happens at Census Headquarters. This is when Census Advisory Committees meet in Suitland, Maryland to discuss issues and provide real-world perspectives on how our work … Continue reading

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Celebrating 224 Years of Measuring America’s People, Places, and Economy

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Written by: John H. Thompson During my swearing-in ceremony at the National Archives, I was able to see some of the “charters of freedom” housed there – the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. On the … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Budget Update—Investment Now Will Save Taxpayer Dollars Later

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Written by: John H. Thompson I’m pleased to announce that the Census Bureau’s FY 2014 appropriation of $944 million allows us to turn the corner from the program reductions we’ve had to make over the last couple of years. With this funding, … Continue reading

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2014: Now is the Time for Change

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Written by John H. Thompson  As I begin my first calendar year as director, I am laying out priorities and looking at what is on the horizon for 2014. This is a big year for us, with key milestones in … Continue reading

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