Final Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) Field Operations Begin Soon to Measure Housing Coverage Accuracy

The next stage in the Census Bureau’s evaluation and measurement of the accuracy of the 2020 Census in covering housing units will begin on November 29, 2021, as part of the final data collection operations in the field for the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES).

The PES Final Housing Unit Followup Operation will independently survey a sample of the population, include housing units in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It will run through March 2022.

This operation, originally scheduled to end in June 2021, but delayed by the pandemic, will run through March 2022. First results are intended to be released “in the first quarter of 2022,” according to the Bureau, with more data to be released next summer.

See the Census Bureau’s PES site.