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What is the Census?


2020 Census Operational Overview


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Establish Where to Count
IDENTIFY ALL ADDRESSES WHERE PEOPLE COULD LIVE
  • Conduct a 100-percent review and update of the Census Bureau’s address list
  • Use multiple data sources to identify areas with address changes
  • Receive local government input
  • Conduct In-Field Address Canvassing

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Motivate People to Respond

CONDUCT NATIONWIDE COMMUNICATIONS & PARTNERSHIP CAMPAIGN 
  • Work with trusted sources to increase participation
  • Maximize outreach using traditional and new media
  • Receive local government input.
  • Target advertisements to specific audiences




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Count the Population
COLLECT DATA FROM ALL HOUSEHOLDS
  • Make it easy for people to respond anytime, anywhere
  • Encourage people to use the Online response option
  • Use the most cost-effective strategy to contact and count 
  • Streamline in-field census taking/Knock on doors

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Release Census Data
PROCESS AND PROVIDE CENSUS DATA
  • Deliver appointment counts to the President by December 31, 2020
  • Release counts for redistricting by April 1, 2021
  • Make it easier for the public to get information

2020 Census Operational Timeline
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