Census Moves Door to Door

As we observed on Friday, the 2010 Census is now moving into phase two, the door-to-door follow-up phase, in which some 635,000 Census takers will be canvassing those households which have yet to return a Census form.

The logistics are staggering. While nearly three-quarters of the approximately 134 million housing units in the US have reported, 48 million households remain. This will necessitate an estimated 957,000,000 miles of travel for Census takers to collect responses from these households.

More than 1.4 million people were hired and fingerprinted to perform the various tasks involved in collecting the 2010 Census, working from 494 local Census offices and 12 regional Census centers.

And of course, the stakes are equally enormous: the apportionment of all 435 seats in the US House Representatives, more than $400 billion in federal disbursements, and, no less crucial, the vital data upon which thousands of policy and business decisions will be based for years to come.

Published in: on May 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

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