OCT. 6, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2020 Census operational quality metrics for individual counties and tracts. The metrics show how the census collected data within the counties and tracts and can provide insight on the quality of the 2020 Census.
The metrics available for both individual counties and tracts provide the:
Two additional county-level metrics are available:
The Census Bureau had previously released substate summaries for each state showing the variation and spread in the range of these metrics among localities within each state. The Census Bureau decided to provide metrics for individual counties and tracts in response to stakeholder interest. To produce them, the Census Bureau used the 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System, based on differential privacy, to protect the privacy of respondents and the confidentiality of their responses. This is the same system used for all 2020 Census data products.
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