Calif., N.C. to host Census dress rehearsal

U.S. Census Bureau

Related Links

The Census Bureau has selected regions in California and North Carolina as dress rehearsal sites for the 2010 Census.

Census officials will use San Joaquin County, Calif., and a nine-county region around Fayetteville, N.C., as test areas in 2008 before doing the decennial count two years later.

The dress rehearsal is a way to tweak or fine-tune various operations, such as the use of Global Positioning System-equipped handheld computers and mailing replacement questionnaires, to ensure a more accurate count of people and housing units, officials said.

“While we have tested certain parts of the plan, the dress rehearsal is our first opportunity to see how well all of the pieces fit together,” Louis Kincannon, the bureau’s director, said in a press release.

The bureau chose San Joaquin County, located south of Sacramento, for its urban setting and multilingual population, among other factors. The Fayetteville region has a mix of urban, suburban and rural areas with military bases.

The dress rehearsal will provide more than 4,000 temporary jobs in those areas.


    pentagon cloud

    Court orders temporary block on JEDI

    JEDI, the Defense Department’s multi-billion-dollar cloud procurement, is officially on hold, according to a federal court announcement Feb. 13.

  • Defense
    mock-up of the shore-based Aegis Combat Information Center

    Pentagon focuses on research, cyber in 2021 budget request

    The Defense Department wants to significantly increase funds for research, cyber, and cloud.

Stay Connected


Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.