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									   Conducting the 2010
Census in Your Community
             New Jersey State Data Center
                Annual Network Meeting
     Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey
                        June 11, 2008



           Philip Lutz, Assistant Regional Census Manager
                        Philadelphia Region
                        U.S. Census Bureau
Our Job is to Count Everyone – Once!

•   3.570 million NJ housing units (est)
•   Thousands of group quarters
•   Language challenges
•   Coverage challenges
•   Demographic challenges


“It’s In Our Hands….”
         Major Census Activities
             in a Nutshell
•   Geographic Participant Programs
•   Address List Development
•   Questionnaire Delivery
•   Residency Rules
•   Household Enumeration
•   Group Quarters Enumeration
•   Language Assistance
•   Recruitment Efforts
•   Partnership Efforts
        Geographic Participant
             Programs
BAS - Boundary and Annexation Program – Annually
     (2010 Census uses January 1, 2010 Boundary)

PSAP – Participant Statistical Areas Program - 2009
     Review and update Tracts, Block Groups, and
     Census Designated Places

TSAP – Tribal Statistical Areas Program - 2009
      Address List Development
2008 Local Update of Census Addresses
2009 Address Canvassing (spring / summer)
2009 Group Quarters Validation (October 2009)
2010 Update/Leave (March 1 – April 2, 2010)

2010 New Construction
Questionnaire Delivery

• Questionnaires are delivered or mailed
  to all housing units in March 2010
     • March 8-10      Advance Letter
     • March 15-17     Questionnaire
     • March 22-24     Reminder Postcard
     • APRIL 1, 2010   CENSUS DAY
     • April 6-15      Replacement Questionnaire
Residency Rules Guide Where
People are Counted

• Where you live or sleep most of the
  time
• Snow Birds
• College Students
• Institutionalized Populations
• Self-reporting
      Enumeration Overview
• Group Quarters Enumeration
       • Military GQ Enumeration
       • Service-based Enumeration
       • GQ Enumeration


• Enumeration at Transitory Locations
• Nonresponse Followup
       • Update / Leave areas
       • Mailout / Mailback areas

• Field Followup
   Household Enumeration

• Nonresponse Followup (NRFU)
    •   Most costly component of the census
    •   Enumerators visit close to 40 million addresses
    •   Multiple attempts made with households
    •   Multilingual enumerators
    •   Hired locally
    •   Late April, May, and June 2010
Group Quarters Enumeration
Group Quarters Validation (October 2009)

Group Quarters Advance Visit (February – March 2010)


Service-Based Enumeration (March 29 – 31, 2010)

    Targeted Nonsheltered Outdoor Locations

    Shelters

    Soup Kitchens

    Regularly Scheduled Mobile Food Vans

Military Group Quarters Enumeration (April – May 2010)

Group Quarters Enumeration (April – May 2010)
Enumeration of Transitory
Locations
• Counts people who do not have a Usual
  Home Elsewhere at time of operation.
• Includes RV parks, campgrounds, hotels,
  motels, marinas, racetracks, circuses, and
  carnivals.
• Transitory locations identified during Address
  Canvassing, plus local knowledge
• March 22 to April 16, 2010
Language Assistance
• Spanish / English Questionnaire
• Telephone Questionnaire Assistance
        •   English
        •   Spanish
        •   Chinese
        •   Korean
        •   Vietnamese
        •   Russian
•   Language Assistance Guides (51+ languages)
•   Language Identification Flash Cards (51+ languages)
•   Multilingual Enumerators
•   Questionnaire Assistance Centers
•   Be Counted sites (6 languages)
Recruitment Efforts
• Two big recruiting drives
       • National Address Canvassing - October 2008 to April 2009
       • Nonresponse Followup - October 2009 to April 2010
•   Approximately 3 million applicants needed
•   Toll-free Jobs Line - activated in October 2008
•   Recruiting Website
•   Recruitment Advertising
•   Local recruiting and testing
•   Multilingual applicants needed
•   Hiring Waivers
RECRUITMENT EFFORTS

• 6 Management Positions per Local Census
Office
•Locality Based Pay Scale
•2009 New Jersey Enumerator Rates $14.00 to
$18.75
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The Environment We Work In

• Post-9/11 Terrorist        • Growing concerns
  Psyche                       about privacy and
• Charged Political            security
  Environment
                             • Deepening distrust of
• Hyper-charged                government
  Immigration Debate
                             • Measuring up to the
• Growing Diversity in our     “Best Census Ever”
  Nation’s Population
Goals of the Partnership Program

• Increase mail response
• Reduce the differential undercount
• Improve cooperation with enumerators
What Methods Will Partnership Use?
• Complete Count           • Partner Support
  Committees                 Program
• Tribal Liaison Program   • Faith Based
• Targeted Outreach to       Organizations
  Hard-to-Count            • Census in Schools
  populations              • Immigrant and Foreign
• Language Support           Born Outreach
  Program                  • Localized Promotional
• Be Counted/                Materials
  Questionnaire            • Thank You Campaign
  Assistance Centers
 Complete Count Committees
 Volunteer committees
 established by local or                          Local
                                                  Media
 tribal governments
 Motivate other community    Neighborhood                      Community
  leaders to get involved      Associations                    organizations

                                                  CCC
 Urge community
  participation in census
 Conduct targeted outreach          Government
                                                          Businesses
                                      Agencies
  within Hard-to-Count
  areas
                                              Census 2000 =
                                              11,800 CCCs
Be Counted / Questionnaire
Assistance Center programs
• Be Counted sites      •   April and May 2010
  are locations
  where people go
  to get a blank
  questionnaire if
  they feel they were   •   Paid Questionnaire
  missed.                   Assistance Center
                            Representatives
• Questionnaire
  Assistance
  Centers are           •   30,000 QACs and 40,000
  locations where
  individuals receive       BC sites in community
  help completing           locations
  their
  questionnaire.
What Can Communities Do?
• Form Complete Count Committees
• Strategize with regional partnership staff in joint outreach efforts
• Convene a 2010 Census Kick-off with key leaders
• Motivate high-level community leaders to support census
• Mobilize community-specific Complete Count Committees
• Urge local constituents to apply for a census job
• Educate constituents about importance of being counted
• Publicize census participation at all levels including community-
  specific festivals, parades, and special events
• Create and distribute 2010 Census promotional materials
What Can Communities Do?

   • How can we increase mail response in our
     communities?
   • What strategies can we implement to reduce
     differential undercount?
   • Who are the best spokespersons we can
     recruit as Census Advocates?
   • When should we stage each phase of this
     mobilization campaign?
For more information about the 2010 Census in New Jersey,
contact your Regional Census Center (RCC) -

Philadelphia RCC *                                  New York RCC**
1234 Market Street, Ste. 340                        330 W. 34th Street, 13th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19107                              New York, NY 10001
Ph: 215-717-7600                                    Ph: 646-233-2000


*Phila RCC coverage area = Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,
Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem counties
**New York RCC coverage area = Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris,
Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren count

								
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