Category Archives: About the Agency

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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Happy 25th Anniversary, TIGER

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By John H. Thompson When you think of the U.S. Census Bureau, you probably think of surveys and statistics. But did you know that geography is also a big part of our work? Geography plays an important role in creating … Continue reading

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The Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons Is Key to Explaining America’s Economy

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By John H. Thompson Did you know that there are 27.1 million non-farm businesses in America? The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons  provides the only comprehensive source of statistics about business ownership in the U.S. … Continue reading

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