2010 Census Local Update of Census Addresses Program Update
In July 2007, the Census Bureau will mail out the Local Update of Census Addresses program (LUCA) invitation letters to every eligible tribal, state, county, city, and township government. These letters will formally invite governments to participate in the Census 2010 LUCA program and provide the forms for program registration.
Starting in late summer and continuing into fall, the Census Bureau will conduct a series of technical workshops throughout the state to provide participants with “hands-on” experience using the LUCA program materials. Self-training aids will be available to participants who are unable to attend the workshops. In addition, the 2010 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program User’s Guide provides detailed instructions and examples for conducting the LUCA review.
Note: The Local Update of Census Addresses program, also known as LUCA, is a voluntary decennial census geographic partnership program that will allow the U.S. Census Bureau to benefit from local knowledge in developing its Master Address File for the 2010 Census and yearly ongoing household surveys. Tribal, state, and local governments can contribute to a complete enumeration of their community by reviewing and commenting on the list of housing units and group quarters addresses that the Census Bureau will use to deliver questionnaires within their community.
2010 Census LUCA Schedule
Invitation letters and registration materials mailed to the highest elected official and other contacts in all active functioning governments.
July 2007 to January 2008
Invited governments register for LUCA and the Census Bureau ships the LUCA review materials to each participating government.
August 2007 to April 2008
LUCA participants review and update the address list and return their comments to the Census Bureau's Regional Office within 120 days of receipt of the materials.
April 2008 to October 2008
Census Bureau reviews the participant's LUCA submission and updates the Master Address File and the TIGER geographic database.
November 2008 to May 2009
Census Bureau prepares for and conducts the Address Canvassing Operation using global positioning system (GPS) equipped hand-held computers.
June 2009 to October 2009
LUCA participants receive feedback materials showing how the Census Bureau processed each government’s LUCA submissions.
September 2009 to December 2009
LUCA participants review their LUCA feedback and have the opportunity to appeal the results to the LUCA Appeals Office.
September 2009 to January 2010
LUCA Appeals Office reviews and adjudicates the appeals.