Census 2020 Updates

As data lovers, 2020 was slated to be an exciting year with the 2020 Census. Of course, like everything else this year, the Census was disrupted by COVID-19. While the count started on January 21st in remote Alaska, it took many more months to complete the count than...

Understanding the 2020 Census: Differential Privacy

The United States census has always required that its respondents cannot be identified from any tabulation published during the lifetime of those respondents. Over time, the level of geographic detail published by the Census Bureau has been greatly enhanced – with the...

Census Delay

While the 2020 Census is well under way with online and mailed responses, COVID-19 has put a halt to the in-person work that needs to happen in order for the Census to be completed. Of course, the health and safety of Census employees is more important than completing...

Census Day is April 1!

Forget April 15th, for AGS the key date this year is April 1st, the day the census is officially conducted. For most people, the survey instrument came in the mail mid-March, delivered by address each with address specific logon credentials. “Filling out” the census...