United States Census 2020: Introduction
Monday, December 10, 2018, midnight
Saturday, December 31, 2022, midnight CST
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In this course we will briefly review the Census Bureau’s mission and development of the Nation’s statistical and geographic ‘architecture’ that is the basis of almost all general purpose used in government, academia, and the business world. The course describes Census Bureau programs that focus on topics and result in distinct products. The course covers basic Census Bureau geography and Census-taking concepts and rules that define how society and the business world are defined. A brief reference to demography links the census to population projections.
Dr. Williamson retired in 2016 after having served as the Principal Planner for the City of Oxnard, CA for nearly ten years. In that capacity and before as an Associate and Senior Planner, he worked on a wide range of projects and planning efforts including preparing for and supporting Census 2010. In earlier years, he was a Census Bureau geographer, survey statistician, and personal staff to the Director of the Census Bureau. He has written and spoken numerous times for the APA on census topics. He is now teaching demography at Cal State University, Channel Islands.