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2014 Census Test

Preparing for the 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is researching modern and cost-efficient methods for the population to exercise its civic obligation to be counted in the 2020 Census. Whether through the Internet, telephone or traditional paper questionnaires, the Census Bureau is committed to making the mandatory once-a-decade headcount quick, easy and safe for all to participate.

Through the smart use of technology and existing government data sources, the 2020 Census seeks to provide substantial taxpayer savings while maintaining our commitment to quality and accuracy standards. The 2014 Census Test will allow the Census Bureau to test on a small scale a variety of new methods and eventually advance technologies that are under consideration for the 2020 Census. The test will take place from end of June through September 2014.

News Conference


Job Testing

May 30, 2014

Various shots documenting potential new employees coming to the Twinbrook Library and taking the test/ filling out paperwork in order to become new Census employees.

Employees Swearing In

May 30, 2014

Four new employees being sworn in at the LCO.

Administrative Activities

May 30, 2014

Various shots of employees working at the ADMIN BOAT, within the Silver Spring LCO. Employees are taking and making phone calls.

Invest Now for a Cost-Effective 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is at a critical juncture. Continued investment in research and development will produce an accurate and cost-effective 2020 Census.

Page Last Revised - October 28, 2021
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