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Econometrica Supports Upcoming 2020 Census Data Products

Some data users, eager for more information, have asked why it is taking so long to produce data from the 2020 census.

The U.S. Census Bureau aims to take the time to produce the high-quality statistics the public expects. The pandemic delayed operations, and the Census Bureau is in the midst of implementing new confidentiality protections.

As plans are updated and finalized, Census will continue to keep the public informed through the About 2020 Census Data Products page.

Upcoming data products will include the first results on topics not covered in the apportionment or redistricting data such as sex, relationship, and household type. There will also be more details on age, race, and vacancy status that were not part of the redistricting release.

Users will be able to review more nuanced data about the Nation’s communities, such as:

    • Populations by age, sex, and race.
    • Households by household type, size, and race.

The Census Bureau discusses current plans for the data products and how you can provide feedback here: https://bit.ly/3leYs5W

Census Prepares to Release 2020 Redistricting Data

The U.S. Census Bureau will release local-level data from the 2020 census today during a press conference at 1 p.m. ET. The data, which States will use to draw congressional and legislative districts, will cover population change, race, ethnicity, the age 18 and over population, and housing occupancy status.

Redistricting, or the process of redrawing electoral district boundaries based on where their populations have increased or decreased. occurs following the decennial census. These data from the 2020 census illuminate the changes to the local and demographic makeup of states and localities over the last decade.

Information about the press conference can be found here:
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html.