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Activity Number: 242 - Issues in Frame Quality and Accuracy Assessments
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, July 29, 2019 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Government Statistics Section
Abstract #304196
Title: Address Canvassing for the 2018 End-To-End Census Test
Author(s): Shannon McDougall*
Companies: U.S. Census Bureau

To conduct and tabulate the decennial census, the Census Bureau needs the address and physical location of each living quarter in the United States. During the 2010 Census, Address Canvassing field staff traversed nearly every block in the nation to update the Master Address File to verify, correct, or add addresses to the list. As part of a more efficient and cost-effective design, using new technologies for the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau has reengineered the Address Canvassing program. While Address Canvassing will cover the entire nation in 2020, the Census Bureau has determined that a full In-Field Address Canvassing is no longer necessary. Address Canvassing for the 2020 Census enumeration now includes companion operations, some conducted in the field and others conducted using satellite imagery in the office. This paper presents the forthcoming results of the reengineered Address Canvassing operation for the 2018 End-to-End Census Test in the Providence, Rhode Island test site. Results from this analysis will provide insight into Address Canvassing operations for the upcoming decennial census and inform potential frame improvements for the 2030 Census.

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