This memorandum documents the release of version 5.0 of the 2020 Census Operational Plan. The plan's purpose was to provide background information related to 2020 Census operations and support evidence-based decisions.
Version 5.0 of the 2020 Census Operational Plan represents the final census design as it was implemented. This version focuses on changes to the planned operation, which are documented in Chapter 5. These changes may have resulted from further operational development or refinement since version 4.0 was published in early 2019 or in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Census Memorandum Series documents significant decisions, actions, and accomplishments of the 2020 Census Program for the purpose of informing stakeholders, coordinating interdivisional efforts, and documenting important historical changes.
A memorandum generally will be added to this series for any decision or documentation that meets the following criteria:
Visit 2020census.gov to access the Memorandum Series, the 2020 Census Operational Plan, and other information about preparations for the 2020 Census.