Category Archives: Measuring America

What the Census Bureau Can Tell You About Some of the Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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Written by: Acting Director Tom Mesenbourg My heart goes out to all of the people in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.  One way that the Census Bureau can help people impacted is to provide vital information about their communities. This … Continue reading

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Inaugural Meeting of the Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations

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Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Acting Director October 25, 2012 began a new chapter for the Census Bureau advisory committees when we held our first meeting of the newly established National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations. We met … Continue reading

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Help Us Model Predicted Mail Return Rates by Participating in the Census Challenge

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Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Acting Director We could not produce statistics about our nation’s people, places and economy without your help. Your participation in our surveys gives us the information that tells us how we are doing as a nation. … Continue reading

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The Times, They Are a-Changin’

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Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Acting Director As you know, Census Bureau Director, Bob Groves, resigned August 11, 2012 to become Provost at Georgetown University.  Bob was an inspirational leader and it was a privilege and a joy to work closely … Continue reading

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The Data-to-Statistics Chain

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Federal statistical agencies face a set of common problems about which I’ve blogged in the past (The Future of Producing Social and Economic Statistical Information, Part I) — declining response rates producing cost inflation, meeting … Continue reading

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