Posts Tagged: us census bureau

We Are 300 Million Strong, America! 2010 Census Data Unveiled Today

Today was “an important day for the American people,” said Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as he announced that he had delivered the 2010 Census results to the President under a congressional mandate – something that has happened “only 22 times before” in our nation’s history. Here are snippets of Secretary Locke’s remarks: – achieved aRead… Read more »

The US Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine

Watch video. Apportionment is the process of dividing the seats in the House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the population figures collected during the decennial census. But how does it actually work? Through animation, the US Census Bureau helps explain how the apportionment formula is used to ensure equal representation for all,Read… Read more »

Federal Eye: Eye Opener: Fortune cookies promoting the Census

Happy Friday! Some Chinese food lovers in the Pacific Northwest enjoying a fortune cookie may soon get a fortune message that says, “You are an incredibly smart, beautiful person who will enjoy great success,” on one side and “Put down your chopsticks and get involved in Census 2010” on the other. The U.S. Census BureauRead… Read more »

Why Aren’t We Conducting the Census 2010 Online?

Have you seen this great interview with Census CIO Brian McGrath in Federal Computer Week? If you’re wondering why the Census is not incorporating more technology into its activities, the interview will respond to your questions and concerns. In particular, I had been curious to understand why we aren’t completing our Census forms via anRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: Census 2010

in several ways over the next couple months to help them more effectively spread the word about the 2010 Census. One of the first things we did in that partnership was to create a new group called “US Census Communication Partners” to facilitate dialogue about best practices in reaching the public. The group will beRead… Read more »