The URL sent earlier is a dead end, but the collection of Census stories
during the Year 2000 still on the Washington Post website at
should be reminding us why the Long Form is likely to become history. It
was quite clearly becoming a problem for response rates to the decennial
Census in general and the Bureau's first priority of getting the
population count right. The quality/response rates of future ACS data may
not be as good as what we were used to from the Long Form, but we are
customers of the short form data, too. And the population head count at
any level of geography is (I would imagine for most if not all of us) the
Census data item least replaceable from secondary sources .
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04/08/02 07:51 PM
To: ctpp-news maillist <ctpp-news(a)chrispy.net>
Subject: [CTPP] Washington Post article on Director Kincannon
Chuck Purvis alerted me this in today's post. It gives a good summary of
where a variety of items stand between Congress and the Census Bureau.
Thanks for alerting me to the article Chuck.
Chuck Purvis wrote:
Interesting article about the new director of the
Census Bureau, Louis
Kincannon, in today's Washington Post:
Note that in the first few paragraphs we learn that Mr. Kincannon was
a zero-car household while living in Paris, and cut his commute time
in half by moving from Loudoun County to Paris. So,
transportation-related statistics from the Census are relevant!