The Road to the 2020 Census: Building and Maintaing an Accurate Address Frame

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Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Studio 7, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Michael Ratcliffe
Chairs: Michael Ratcliffe


A complete and accurate address list is a critical piece of the framework for conducting a successful census. In this session, we discuss the various programs and processes in place at the Census Bureau to ensure accuracy, quality, and completeness of the Master Address File (MAF) for the 2020 Census. In these presentations, we will discuss the use of in-office methods, including the use of imagery, to identify areas of housing stability and change, operations focused on cleaning up the MAF, research and analysis to monitor on-going change in the housing landscape, and analysis of the results of in-office methods in comparison to in-field address canvassing.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter April Avnayim*, U.S. Bureau Of the Census, Conducting the 2020 Census: Address Validation and Update to Help Assure an Accurate Census 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Mohammad Salem*, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Meeting the Challenge of Maintaining an Accurate Address List for the Decennial Census 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Michaellyn Garcia*, U.S. Bureau Of the Census, Panning for Gold: Moving beyond in-field data collection and the assumption of ground truth accuracy with the 2020 Census Re-Engineered Address Canvassing 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Michael Commons*, U.S. Bureau Of the Census, Using In-Office Address Canvassing Operations to Identify Areas and Characteristics of the U.S. that are Experiencing Changes in the Built Landscape 20 4:20 PM
Presenter Jeffrey Ocker*, U.S. Bureau Of the Census, Managing and Mining a Big Data Landscape: Addresses, Housing Units, and Small Geographic Areas for Planning Census Operations 20 4:40 PM

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