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Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) Press Kit

The purpose of the Post-Enumeration Survey is to measure the accuracy of the census by independently surveying a sample of the population. The survey estimates the proportion of people and housing units potentially missed or counted erroneously in the census.

March 2022

In March, the Census Bureau released national PES results that showed no statistically significant net national coverage error for the nation but undercounts and overcounts for some demographic groups. 

May 2022

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results from the 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) for the 50 states and District of Columbia on May 19.  

August 2022

The remainder of the PES estimates, including results for housing units and undercount and overcount rates for Puerto Rico, were released on August 16..   

PES Results for Puerto Rico and Housing Units (August 2022)

August 16, 2022

The U.S. Census Bureau released the final set of results from the 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) on Aug. 16. These results provide insight into the quality of the 2020 Census counts for the Puerto Rico population and housing units. It also includes coverage estimates for housing units across the nation, regions, states and the District of Columbia, and by selected characteristics for the nation.  

September 14, 2022

2020 Post-Enumeration Survey Puerto Rico Briefing

PES Results for 50 States and DC (May 2022)

Understanding the Count: A Discussion on the Latest 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey Results Webinar

Thursday, May 19 at 10 a.m. EDT 

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results from the 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) for the 50 states and District of Columbia on May 19.  

A webinar on “Understanding the Count: A Discussion on the Latest 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey Results” was held to highlight the results.  

PES Results for Nation and Demographic Groups (March 2022)

News Conference and Technical Presentation on 2020 Census Quality

Thursday, March 10 at 10 a.m. EST

The U.S. Census Bureau released the first set of results from the 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) along with additional results from the 2020 Demographic Analysis (DA) estimates.

Data

Webinar

Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 1 p.m. EST

The Census Bureau conducted a webinar prior to the release of the first set of results from the 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) along with additional results from the 2020 Demographic Analysis (DA) estimates on March 10. The webinar explained the purpose, methodologies and types of results that will be made available from the PES and DA.

Archived video: 2020 Census Data Quality Webinar

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