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2020 Census Redistricting Data Files Press Kit

The U.S. Census Bureau provides the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico with population counts to use in their redrawing of congressional and state legisla­tive district boundaries—a process known as “redistricting.”

The Census Bureau released these data on its public FTP site on August 12, 2021. The Census Bureau also released the same data in easier-to-use formats on September 16, 2021.

While the states are responsible for legislative redistricting, the Census Bureau provides the most accurate population counts possible for the geographic areas the states need.

U.S. Island Areas Products

The next 2020 Census results that we release will be counts for the U.S. Island Areas. Each decade, we work with the governments of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to count their populations. In the U.S. Island Areas, the census is also the opportunity to collect detailed demographic, social, economic and housing information (similar to what we collect stateside in the American Community Survey).

We plan to release population and housing unit counts for each Island Area this fall. Later, we plan to release even more detailed information for the Island Areas. We’ll update you as we finalize the schedule for these products.

News Products

Press Release
Census Bureau Delivers 2020 Census Redistricting Data in Easier-to-Use Format
The U.S. Census Bureau today released the 2020 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File to states and the public in an easier-to-use format.

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Datos para redistribución legislativa en formato más fácil de usar
La Oficina del Censo publicó los datos para la redistribución legislativa del Censo del 2020 para los estados y para el público en un formato más fácil de usar.

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Invitation for Feedback on Proposed 2020 Census Data Products
Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released an updated 2020 Census Data Product Planning Crosswalk.

Press Release
Release Date for Easier-to-Use Formats for Redistricting Data
The U.S. Census Bureau will release easier-to-use formats of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File on September 16.

Press Release
America Counts Releases State Data Profiles
52 individual data profiles highlighting the recent 2020 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File release.

Press Release
Local Population Changes and Nation’s Racial and Ethnic Diversity
The U.S. Census Bureau today released additional 2020 Census results showing an increase in the population of U.S. metro areas compared to a decade ago.

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El Censo resalta cambios locales, diversidad racial y étnica del país
La Oficina del Censo de los EE. UU. entrega los datos para que los estados comiencen las actividades de redistribución legislativa.

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News Conference on Release of 2020 Census Redistricting Data
The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a news conference to discuss the release of the first local level results from the 2020 Census.

Press Release
Webinar in Advance of 2020 Census Redistricting Data Release
Today at 1 p.m. EDT, the Census Bureau will host a webinar ahead of the release of the 2020 Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data.

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Census Bureau Announces Key Dates for Upcoming Releases 
The U.S. Census Bureau’s schedule for the release of 2020 Census redistricting data; the 2020 income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics.

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Statement on Release of Legacy Format Summary Redistricting Data File
The Census Bureau can provide a legacy format summary redistricting data file to all states by mid-to-late August 2021.

Press Release
Census Bureau Statement on Redistricting Data Timeline
The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that it will deliver the Public Law 94-171 redistricting data to all states by Sept. 30, 2021.


News Conference

Thursday, August 12, at 1 p.m. EDT

The U.S. Census Bureau held a news conference to discuss the release of the first local level results from the 2020 Census.

Note: Chapters/time stamps are available in the YouTube description.

Webinar in Advance of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Release

Thursday, August 5, at 1 p.m. EDT 

Stakeholder Briefing - July 22, 2021 at 1 p.m.

The U.S. Census Bureau held a briefing for national partners and stakeholders to share the latest 2020 Census updates ahead of the release of redistricting data. 

(The national documentation is only for the limited set of geographic entities which cross state boundaries.)

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