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The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of data about the population and economy of the United States. While the Census Bureau is best known for conducting a national headcount once every 10 years, the agency is continually conducting surveys that provide data about a variety of social and economic conditions.

Experts from around the Census Bureau will use Random Samplings to describe the objectives of their work and explain census and survey results. We hope this blog will increase awareness and use of the valuable data collected by the Census Bureau, and make this data more accessible to all users.

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Random Samplings Blog
How Inflation Affects the Census Bureau’s Income and Earnings Estimates
September 06, 2022  
In the report, Income in the United States: 2021, the Census Bureau will compare estimates of median income and earnings between 2020 and 2021 and present historical income and earnings estimates dating back to 1967.

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What’s the Difference Between the Supplemental and Official Poverty Measures?
September 06, 2022  
There has been continued debate about the best way to measure income and poverty in the United States since the first official U.S. poverty statistics were published in the mid-1960s.

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High Frequency Business Survey Highlights Trends in the U.S. Economy
June 15, 2022  
In April 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau launched two new surveys to produce near real-time data on the challenges small businesses and households were facing due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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2020 Census Data Products: Next Steps for Data Releases
April 27, 2022  
This blog provides an update on the schedule and next steps for the release of the Demographic Profile, the DHC, and the Detailed DHC product.

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Producing Detailed Racial, Ethnic and Tribal Data from the 2020 Census
April 27, 2022  
In this blog, we describe our current plans for developing and releasing these statistics and plans for other statistics in the Detailed DHC.

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Adapting Population Estimates to Address COVID-19 Impacts on Data Availability
April 14, 2022  
By now, it is well known that the COVID-19 pandemic significantly delayed the availability of 2020 Census data.

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Our Commitment to Quality: A Revised ACS Estimation Methodology
March 17, 2022  
We revised our estimation methodology to improve the 2020 portion of the 2016-2020 ACS 5-year data.

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Period Estimates in the American Community Survey
March 10, 2022  
On March 17, we will release the latest round of ACS estimates — the 2016-2020 5-year estimates, which were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Upcoming 2020 Census Coverage Estimates 
March 03, 2022  
The U.S. Census Bureau released coverage estimates for the 2020 Census.

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