A.C.E. Revision II
Decision -- Intercensal Estimates
Frequently Asked Questions
Plans and Rules for Taking the Census
The Census 2000 operational plan provides information on the
objectives, major features, and milestone dates for each of the
major elements of Census 2000.
Accuracy and Coverage
Evaluation Federal Regulation
On October 6, 2000, the Department of Commerce published in
the Federal Register a final rule relating to the release of
redistricting data from the decennial census. The rule
contained a delegation of authority from the Secretary of
Commerce to the Census Bureau Director to make the final
determination regarding the methodology to be used in producing
the tabulations of population reported to states and localities
pursuant to 13 U.S.C. 141(c). This rule has now been amended
by the Department of Commerce. The amendments include, among
other things, a revocation of the delegation of authority.
This amended final rule was published in the Federal Register
on February 23, 2001, and is accessible on this web page along
with the earlier versions of the rule.
The Census Bureau developed residence rules that provided
instructions on where people were to be counted in Census 2000.
The concept of "usual residence," that is, the place
where a person lives and sleeps most of the time, is the main
principle in determining where people are enumerated. The
residence rules provide guidance for determining where people
are counted whose usual residence is not apparent, such as
military personnel, migrant workers, live-in nannies, and