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Now Available: 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) Results for the 50 states and District of Columbia.

Memorandum 2022.06: The Design of the Post-Enumeration Survey for the 2020 Census

Memorandum 2022.06

This memorandum releases to the public a planning document, originally finalized in 2019 as an internal document. It provides the design of the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) to measure the coverage of the 2020 Census. We are publishing this now to provide background for the upcoming release of the first results from the PES.

The 2020 Census Memorandum Series

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:

  1. A major program level decision that will affect the overall design or have significant effect on 2020 Census operations or systems.
  2. A major policy decision or change that will affect the overall design or significantly impact 2020 Census operations or systems.
  3. A report that documents the research and testing for 2020 Census operations or systems.


Visit 2020census.gov to access the Memorandum Series, the 2020 Census Operational Plan, and other information about preparations for the 2020 Census.

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