Nicholas A. Jones
Chief, Racial Statistics Branch
Nicholas A. Jones is chief of the U.S. Census Bureau's Racial Statistics Branch in the Population Division.
Jones leads a research team that analyzes Census Bureau data on race and ethnicity and develops tables, reports, and presentations that yield insights to the country's changing racial and ethnic diversity. While at the Census Bureau, Jones has authored numerous reports on the American Indian and Alaska Native population, the Asian population, the black population, the Pacific Islander population, and the multiple-race population in the United States.
Jones was part of the team of Census Bureau experts who provided leadership and guidance for the 2010 Census Race and Hispanic Origin Alternative Questionnaire Experiment. He provided important insights for the design and development of the experiment questionnaires, reinterview study, and focus group project, as well as overall research and analysis.
Over the past decade, Jones conducted extensive research on race reporting patterns and demographic characteristics of multiple-race children and interracial families and was honored by American Demographics magazine as one of the top young demographers to watch for his research on the multiracial population. Jones also earned two Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Awards for the review and analysis of race data from the 2000 and 2010 censuses.
Jones has presented his work at numerous academic conferences and professional meetings, and he has discussed race and ethnicity trends with a wide variety of media outlets.
Jones received a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from St. Mary's College of Maryland and a master's degree in sociology from the University of Michigan. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two daughters.