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Memorandum 2019.10: 2020 Census Detailed Operational Plan for the Federally Affiliated Count Overseas

Memorandum 2019.10
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This memorandum documents the various operational components covered in the Federally Affiliated Count Overseas operation. The Federally Affiliated Count Overseas operation obtains counts by home state of U.S. military and federal civilian employees stationed or assigned overseas and their dependents living with them overseas. "Overseas" is defined as anywhere outside of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Therefore, "overseas" includes all foreign countries and foreign territories, as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Counts are obtained from administrative records and are used to allocate the federally affiliated population living overseas to a home state for the purpose of apportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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The 2020 Census Memorandum Series

The 2020 Census Memorandum Series documents significant decisions, actions, and accomplishments of the 2020 Census Program for the purpose of informing stakeholders, coordinating interdivisional efforts, and documenting important historical changes.

A memorandum generally will be added to this series for any decision or documentation that meets the following criteria:

  1. A major program level decision that will affect the overall design or have significant effect on 2020 Census operations or systems.
  2. A major policy decision or change that will affect the overall design or significantly impact 2020 Census operations or systems.
  3. A report that documents the research and testing for 2020 Census operations or systems.


Visit 2020census.gov to access the Memorandum Series, the 2020 Census Operational Plan, and other information about preparations for the 2020 Census.

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