NOV. 1, 2022 — The U.S. Census Bureau released a prerecorded presentation today explaining how it is preparing for the 2030 Census, including research that is underway, the planning timeline and details on how the public can provide input on the design and planning of the next census.
The Census Bureau has begun dozens of research projects to address five areas that will enhance the science of census-taking. It will consider the research findings and public input as it develops the initial operational design for the 2030 Census – the “big picture” plan for conducting the census.
In August, the Census Bureau posted a Federal Register Notice inviting the public to share its ideas for improving the census. In the presentation, Census Bureau officials note the agency particularly wants to hear recommendations on these topics:
The Census Bureau has received more than 2,000 comments to date about the 2030 Census through the Federal Register Notice. Officials provided an overview of the comments reviewed so far.
The public has until November 15 to comment and is encouraged to provide additional input on ways to improve the 2030 Census. More information is available on our 2030 Census webpage.