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The U.S. Census Bureau is researching and testing the integration of operations and systems for the population to exercise its civic obligation to be counted in the 2020 Census. Whether through the internet, telephone, traditional paper questionnaires or in-person visits, the Census Bureau is committed to making the mandatory once-a-decade headcount quick, easy, and safe for all to participate.

The 2018 End-to-End Census Test supports the goal of the 2020 Census, which is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. As 2020 Census operations move forward, the Census Bureau will continue to improve the use of mobile technology, administrative records, geospatial data and self-response via the internet. This test will provide insights and guide our planning to ensure an accurate census.

The Address Canvassing portion, of the 2018 End-to-End Census Test, is taking place in three sites: Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, W.Va.; Providence County, R.I.; and Pierce County, Wash.

The remaining operations for the 2018 End-to-End Census Test will take place in Providence County, R.I.

2018 End-to-End Census Test jobs available: Providence County, Rhode Island. Please visit or call 1-866-593-6155.

Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII

The Federal Relay Service provides equal communication access for persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind, or have speech disabilities.


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January 26, 2018
The 2020 Census race and ethnicity questions will follow a two-question format for capturing race and ethnicity for the 2018 Census Test and the 2020 Census.

January 10, 2018
The U.S. Census Bureau is accepting applications for more than 1,000 temporary positions for the 2018 Census Test in Providence County, R.I.

October 12, 2017
Thursday at 10 a.m., U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies before the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about the 2020 Census.

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Learn more about the Address Canvassing operation planned for Pierce County.

Learn more about the 2018 End-to-End Census Test planned for Providence County.

Learn more about the Address Canvassing operation planned for the Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, W.Va. area.
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