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Eastern Caribbean Center to Conduct VI Community Survey

The Eastern Caribbean Center of the University of the Virgin Islands will conduct the 2016 Virgin Islands Community Survey (VICS) throughout August and September. This scientific survey of a sample of households is a follow-up to the one conducted in 2015, and the information collected is similar to that gathered in the Census of 2010.

VICS data for 2016 will be gathered on two topics: population and housing. Population questions cover items such as age, sex, education, ethnic origin, employment, health insurance, veteran status and disability. Housing questions cover items about the housing unit in which respondents live, such as: internet access, number of rooms, utilities, ownership and rent.

"When processed, the 2016 VICS will provide data for agencies whose jobs are to organize and plan for the social, educational, health, economic and other needs of the community," said Dr. Frank Mills, acting director of the Eastern Caribbean Center. More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.