The Census Bureau plans to build on the experiences of the 2020 Census and identify further, potential operational updates to develop the 2030 Census design. Planning for the 2030 Census is now underway and includes conducting research and testing to inform the selection of the 2030 Census operational design.
This design will have to address multiple factors, including a constrained fiscal environment, rapidly changing use of technology, distrust in government, declining response rates, an increasingly diverse population, informal, complex living arrangements, and a mobile population.
To meet this goal, we are focused on five areas of research – which we call Enhancement Areas- to help us build our operational design: data collection, group quarters enumeration, integrating data collection and processing in real time, streamlining operational infrastructure, and continuous data collection and aggregation.
In this video, you will learn more about each of these Enhancement Areas as well as our preliminary timeline for planning the 2030 Census.