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Directors Blog
Celebrating World Population Day
We live in a global society. It’s been that way for a while, even as we continue to see ourselves and our lives through the geographic parochial lens of our choosing.

Random Samplings Blog
Census Data for Resiliency: Helping Communities Prepare, Respond and Recover
Whether its statistical data or operational expertise, the U.S. Census Bureau can assist federal and local partners with emergency preparedness.

Directors Blog
2020 Census Processing Updates
I’m writing to provide an update on data processing for the 2020 Census.

Research Matters Blog
Modernizing Disclosure Avoidance: What We've Learned, Where We Are Now
We want to highlight some of the feedback we have received and how we are using it to improve the Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS) that will be used for the 2020 Census.

Global Reach Blog
Guidance on Exports for Humanitarian Relief to Hurricane-Affected Areas
The following guidelines apply per Title 15, Part 30, Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) when exporting goods for humanitarian relief to hurricane-affected areas.

Directors Blog
Providing Information for Emergency Preparedness as Hurricane Matthew Approaches
The U.S. Census Bureau’s OnTheMap for Emergency Management tool provides federal, state and local emergency management officials access to statistics about communities in the storm’s path.

Random Samplings Blog
Majority of Workers Take Health Insurance Offered by Their Employers
New statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that in 2015, 78.8 percent of employees worked for an employer who offered insurance to any of its employees, 71.0 percent of workers were eligible to take offered coverage, and 54.3 percent took the coverage offered by their employers.

Directors Blog
Preparing for Hurricane Season with Census Data
These storms are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena, and they have the potential to affect a large portion of U.S. residents.

Random Samplings Blog
After Hurricane Katrina: Where Are They Now?
As you might know, we released the population estimates for cities and towns last week.

Directors Blog
Census Bureau Data Shows Gulf Coast's Recovery from Hurricane Katrina
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast. We can see a story of recovery told through Census Bureau statistics.

Directors Blog
The 2015 National Content Test Is Now Underway
This month, 1.2 million households began receiving the questionnaire for the 2015 National Content Test.

Random Samplings Blog
Moving in the USA: Domestic Migration Before and After the Recession
Have you ever moved? If so, was it to a new state? Was it to a new county? Where we move has a big impact on our lives. In the same way, where people move can have a big impact on the United States.

Global Reach Blog
The Sandy Effect
Get foreign trade data reports, information on Trade Regulations and answers to your questions from the official source of US Import & Export Trade Statistics.

Global Reach Blog
Nature Strikes Again. What Does That Mean for Trade?
It is incredible to see the impact that a single storm can make on an area. What might be just as impressive is the immediate effect it can have on Trade.

Random Samplings Blog
A Post-Katrina Look at Housing in the New Orleans Area
Experts from the Census Bureau describe the objectives of their work and explain census and survey results. The bureau conducts more than 100 surveys each year.

Random Samplings Blog
Black-Owned Businesses Grow at Triple the National Rate
Data released today from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) highlight black-owned businesses and their growing numbers since 2002.

Directors Blog
So, How do You Handle Prisons?
Launched in 2009, this blog gives the director's point of view on everything from Census Bureau news to how we measure America's people, places and economy.

Directors Blog
All Packed And Ready to go
Launched in 2009, this blog gives the director's point of view on everything from Census Bureau news to how we measure America's people, places and economy.

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