Preparing To Count: Early Stages Of 2020 Census Count Are Already Underway



Southside Light Staff
August 31, 2019

Corpus Christi—Most area residents won’t even notice, but the first field operation for next years census, which will likely important implications for the region began this month.

The U.S. Census Bureau has started the address canvassing phase of the 2020 census, but the catch is that they are doing it with far fewer workers than they had for the 2010 canvassing.

In a statement, Census Bureau officials said technology has helped reduce the need for staffers to go door to door to improve and refine the bureau’s address list of households.

A Census Bureau spokesperson said that with new software and satellite imaging tools available, they are making the bureau’s job easier this time around. 

Census Bureau employees have started walking through neighborhoods across the country to check addresses not verified through the satellite imaging process. That process they say will continue through mid-October leading up to next year's broad census check.  

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