Management Challenges of the 2010 U.S. Census

46 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2011

Date Written: August 1, 2011


This paper gives an insider’s perspective on the management approaches used to manage the 2010 Census during its operational phase. The approaches used, the challenges faced (in particular, difficulties faced in automating data collection), and the solutions applied to meet those challenges are described. Finally, six management lessons learned are presented.

Keywords: census, program management, risk management

Suggested Citation

Weinberg, Daniel H., Management Challenges of the 2010 U.S. Census (August 1, 2011). US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 11-22, Available at SSRN: or

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