Category Archives: Measuring America

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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Providing Information for Emergency Preparedness as Arthur Approaches

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Written by John. H. Thompson As many Americans begin to prepare for Hurricane Arthur this week, the Census Bureau’s OnTheMap for Emergency Management tool helps provide federal, state and local officials and emergency planners with the information they may need about communities … Continue reading

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Evaluating the American Community Survey: The ACS Content Review

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Written by John H. Thompson Every month of every year, and in every county across the nation, a relatively small number of households receive notice that they have been randomly selected to receive the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The … Continue reading

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Collecting Reliable, Timely and Local Census Data

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Written by: John H. Thompson I was pleased to participate last week in the inaugural conference of the American Community Survey Data Users Group.  This conference brought together a diverse group of data-loving number crunchers from local governments, nonprofits, economic … Continue reading

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On the Road in North Dakota

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Written by: John H. Thompson Since my confirmation hearing last August, I have had several conversations about the rapid population growth in North Dakota with Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven. Recent Census Bureau statistics have repeatedly reinforced the trends we discussed—how … Continue reading

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