Important 2025 Milestones

  1. American Community Survey (ongoing)
  2. Begin final planning phase for the 2030 Census (through 2027).
  3. Testing to support key decisions affecting 2030 Census design and operations, including questionnaire content and question wording, possible revisions to the Residence Criteria and Situations (“residence rules”), and new design features (2025-2027).
  4. Continue to refine the 2030 Census operational plan based on test results and challenges.
  5. Continue testing and partner consultations to implement any revisions to the OMB race and ethnicity data standards effectively.
  6. Second Census Barriers, Attitudes, Motivators Survey (CBAMS)

These milestones not only highlight the road ahead for the 2030 Census, they also lay the groundwork for future endeavors.

Here is your roadmap for census-related actions in 2025:

These are just some of the census-related advocacy actions your organization should take in 2025 to lay early groundwork for a fair, complete, and accurate count in 2030. It’s never too early to get started.