• Evening in downtown Caldwell

    photo credit: Dan Smede

  • Winter Wonderland 2019 Festival

    Destination Caldwell

  • Main Street, circa 1950-s - Ellis

    photo credit - unknown

  • 2018 4th of July Fireworks

    Dan Smede

  • Historic Caldwell Home

    Jan Boles

  • Old City Hall, circa 1930

    photo credit: unknown

  • Cardboard Kayak Races - 2018

    Destination Caldwell

  • Indian Creek Plaza ice ribbon

    Destination Caldwell

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Census Surveys

U.S. Census Bureau Surveys

CALDWELL – Census Bureau workers are currently in the process of conducting surveys in our area. Each survey targets a specific facet of the community and participating helps Census workers gauge our population and population data accurately. Questions may range from income levels to commuting time to healthcare and insurance. If you have questions about a survey or the Census, please feel free to contact the Census partnership specialist for Idaho.



Please see below for more details on current surveys:

American Community Survey (ACS)

• Only mandatory survey conducted by the Census Bureau

• Largest ongoing residential survey conducted by the Census Bureau

• Replaced the long form of the Decennial Census

• Conducted nationwide since 2005

• Authorized and protected by Title 13

• Sample size-conducted in EVERY county/borough in the nation: HU-

3.54 Million housing units, GQ-195,000 individuals across 20,000


• Asks detailed questions about residents and housing unit including

income, utilities, commute to work, etc.

Current Population Survey (CPS)

• Sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

• Provides monthly estimates of the labor force and annual

poverty statistics

• Conducted in the field and via telephone for approx. 10

days every month

• Interviews vary in length 10-45 minutes

• Collected via a field representative with a laptop

• Asks detailed questions about employment, employment

searches, and income

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

• Sponsored by the National Center for Health Statistics


• Purpose is to obtain national information about illness

and health services

• Annual sample of approx. 80,000 families

• Monthly survey cycle (begins on 1st of the month and ends

on the last day of the month)

• Asks detailed questions about health, illnesses, insurance,

and income

• Collected via a field representative with a laptop

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

• Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department

of Justice

• Measures the amount of kinds of crime committed and

incidents of criminal victimization

• Annual sample of approx. 125,000 housing units

• Households interviewed 7 times over 3 ½ years

• Asks detailed questions regarding crimes committed

against the household, income, & demographics

• Collected via a field representative with a laptop

• About 25 minutes/person

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

• Sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau

• Began in 1983

• Households followed annually, measuring changes in

income and participation in government assistance


• Collected via a field representative with a laptop

• Collects detailed data about demographics, income,

and assets

• Interview lasts from 30 minutes – 2 hours

Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE)

• Sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

• Personal Interview (Quarterly) and Diary component

• To collect info on buying habits of consumers-data used to

revise the Consumer Price Index (CPI), a leading economic


• Annual sample of approx. 75,000 households

• Asks detailed questions about consumer spending, income,

and demographics

• Interviews last 30-60 minutes (diary) and 90-120 minutes