Oakland County Enterprise GIS Programs & Services

Census Activities

Oakland County collaborates with its local communities to participate in several U.S. Census Bureau programs.  These initiatives are important because they help ensure accurate maps and address data for U.S. Census Bureau activities which contribute to the following:
 
  • Proper apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Fair distribution of significant amounts of State-generated funds
  • Grant applications that fund community, social, economic, and environmental programs
  • Planning for future growth and development
Oakland County’s collaboration with the communities thus far has been very successful. Community participation in these efforts has provided numerous address, boundary and road updates to the U.S. Census Bureau through a single point of contact minimizing duplication of effort while maximizing data holdings at all levels of government.
 
Oakland County has participated in the following U.S. Census Bureau programs: 

2014 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) - October 2013

The U. S. Census Bureau has suspended the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) in fiscal year (FY) 2014, which runs from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. The FY 2014 budget for the Department of Commerce and the Census Bureau reflects an effort to balance the desire to fund the many important statistical programs and services the Census Bureau provides within the current budget environment. That effort required the Census Bureau to make some difficult resource allocation decisions that unfortunately resulted in the suspension of the BAS in 2014.

2013 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) - February 2013

Oakland County completed the 2013 Consolidated BAS Program on behalf of the participating communities and reported numerous updates to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Because the County continuously maintains address and street maps in the GIS throughout the year, the majority of the updates were identified by comparing the GIS to Census Bureau data.  The communities participated in the collaboration effort by reviewing the maps for accuracy and completeness before the County reported to the Census Bureau.

2012 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) - February 2012

Oakland County completed the 2012 Consolidated BAS Program on behalf of the participating communities and reported 425 updates to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Because the County continuously maintains address and street maps in the GIS throughout the year, the majority of the updates were identified by comparing the GIS to Census Bureau data.  The communities participated in the collaboration effort by reviewing the maps for accuracy and completeness before the County reported to the Census Bureau.  This year the communities identified only 2 of the 425 updates that were reported, demonstrating that the collaboration effort has reduced duplication of effort and streamlined the process.

2012 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) - January 2012

The 2012 BAS activities are currently underway.  More information is available for participating communities at the following link:2012 Boundary and Annexation Survey
 

2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) - January, 2011

Oakland County completed the 2011 Consolidated BAS Program on behalf of the participating communities and reported numerous updates to the U.S. Census Bureau.
 

2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) - February, 2010

Oakland County completed the 2010 Consolidated BAS Program. Starting in 2010, Oakland County officially provided its participating communities with the option of coordinating future BAS updates through the County.
 

2010 Census New Construction Program - October, 2009

The 2010 Census New Construction Program ensured that residential addresses for new construction were included in the 2010 Census. The program identified and qualified new construction that took place after the 2010 Census canvassing had occurred. Qualifying new construction was identified using open building permits for residential properties that were issued in January, 2009 or later; in addition, these construction sites were expected to have completed installation of roofing, doors and windows by April 1, 2010.
 
Oakland County helped to raise an awareness of this program in its local communities. In addition, the County assisted with the collection, formatting and reporting of new construction information to the U.S. Census Bureau on behalf its communities.
 

2009 Consolidated Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) - March, 2009

CVTs partner with Oakland County for Consolidated BAS updates.  Starting with the 2010 BAS, 54 of Oakland County’s 62 communities participate in the Consolidated BAS.  These local governments no longer receive their own BAS materials (unless a portion of their area is located in another county). Instead, the County BAS respondent will review the maps and provide the U.S. Census Bureau with boundary and road updates. The only exception is that every ten years, the BAS maps will be sent to all of the highest elected officials as part of the Boundary Validation Program. 
 

2009 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) - March, 2009

The County published maps in PDF format for local community review. The maps illustrated all road updates that the County submitted to the Census Bureau with the 2008 BAS. By viewing the maps, communities identified roads that the Census Bureau already had on file versus roads that needed to be reported or updated. The County submitted these updates to the Census Bureau on behalf of the communities.