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Our Researchers

Our researchers produce innovations that keep our economic and social statistics efficient and relevant. Census researchers engage in challenging and rewarding work in a wide variety of fields. Researchers present their findings in working papers, publications, and reports, and in contributions at professional meetings.

James Kent Pugh 
Survey Statistician 
Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division 

Contact Information

  • 301-763-6310  
  • james.k.pugh@census.gov  

Fields of Interest

  • Migration  
  • Rural Demography  
  • Demographic Change  
  • Appalachian Studies  


  • Ph.D., Applied Sociology, University of Louisville, 2017  
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Louisville, 2014  
  • B.A., Sociology, Berea College, 2012  

Professional Experience

  • Survey Statistician, Census Bureau, 2017-Present  
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Louisville, 2016-2017  
  • Research Assistant, Center for Environmental Policy and Management, University of Louisville, 2014-2016  

Selected Publications

Approved on: February 26, 2020
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