Geography 2050

Mr. Tom Fitzwater

United States Census Bureau

Mr. Tom Fitzwater is Chief of the Demographic and Economic Studies Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau. His group is responsible for producing population estimates and projections for over 200 countries and territories globally and making these data available online via the Census Bureau's International Data Base ( Until recently, he was a program manager working on the United States 2020 Census. Tom has more than a decade of experience working with census and survey operations in the U.S. and globally, including international assistance to the governments of Jordan, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, and Zambia. He has specialized experience with geospatial data management, mapping boundaries and international borders, place names, and geographic standards. He holds a master's degree in geography from the University of Maryland and a graduate certificate in project management from the George Washington University.