Census 2020 of Population & Housing
January 2019. Decennial census data are important for many reasons. Among these reasons is the required role of these data in the House of Representatives reapportionment and redistricting. These data are widely used for reapportionment and redistricting for state legislatures, special districts, cities, school districts and other geographies.
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1. In the News
2. Data Access & Use
3. Census 2020 Milestones
4. Geographic Support Programs
6. Administration & Finance
7. Congressional Oversight & Funding
Decennial census data are a critically important part of the data stream that goes far beyond its legal authorization and role -- as with the previous decennial censuses. Broader importance of these data include ...
In March 2021, just 3 years from now, the first data from Census 2020 will become available. See about related first Census 2010 block level data.
1. In the News [goto top]
01.31.19. Census 2020 Providence, RI P.L. 94-171 Prototype
- becomes available in March 2019
- see more at http://bit.ly/cen2020_pl94171
03.29.18. Census Releases Planned Questions for Census 2020
- view Questions Planned for the 2020 Census and American Community Survey (PDF)
- The Census Act requires that the questions to be included in the next census
be submitted to Congress no later than 2 years before the census date.
03.26.18. Politically mandated question on citizenship to be added to Census 2020 questionnaire
- question allegedly to help with Voting Rights Act (VRA)02.15.18. Census releases Census Bureau Budget for Fiscal Year 2019
- CVAP data already updated annually at BG level via ACS; not needed for VRA
- adding question would adversely impact our ability to help the very people intended to be served by VRA.
- adding question adds no value/utility to Census 2020 results
- adding question would increase cost, reduce response rate, reduce data quality overall,
add uncertainty/risk to entire program.
- adding question raises the question:
would DOJ seek to use confidential Census data for use in enforcement programs?
- to count deployed troops at home bases, prisoners at facilities02.01.18. Census 2020 to keep racial, ethnic categories used In 2010
- see 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations document
- see more aboutannouncement about the race and ethnicity questions12.02.17. Decision on Race/Ethnicity Delayed
The later the decision is made, the more uncertainty as how data are collected and tabulated on race and ethnicity data for 2020. A later decision will potentially affect cost, data quality and usability.11.21.17. Leading Trump Census pick causes alarm
11.14.17. Census 2020 VDP Project -- new section
11.01.17. Hearing on the 2020 Census -- Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
2. Data Access & Use [goto top]
Other than evaluation, data access & use is about using the Census 2020 data/results. It is toward the top of the list because it also the most important part of Census 2020. The first data from Census 2020 (other than state counts) will be released in March 2021. The data will be released over a period of years. The largest and most extensive datasets
P.L. 94-171 -- "redistricting data" ... Census 2010 version
Summary File 1; SF1 -- data to census block level ... Census 2010 version
Summary File 2; SF2 -- data to census tract level, SF1 topics iterated by race/origin ... Census 2010 version
Geographic data resources will be available ahead of the demographic data. Details on these data to follow.
3. Census 2020 Milestones [goto top]
The following summary of Census 2020 milestones is based partly on the Census 2020 Operational Plan. This section will be expanded with related notes over time.
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4. Census 2020 Geographic Support Programs [goto top]
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5. Census 2020 Redistricting [goto top]
Redistricting & Census 2020
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... live Census 2020 redistricting data (March 2021) .. no cost
6. Administration & Finance [goto top]
GAO Report -- Address Canvasing & Leveraging Information
7. Congress Oversight & Funding [goto top]
House Committee on Appropriations:
- Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee
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