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For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 05, 2022

Census Bureau to Release 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey Results for 50 States and DC

Press Release Number CB22-CN.07

MAY 5, 2022 – The U.S. Census Bureau will release 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” will be held to highlight the results.  

This release includes: 

  • Coverage estimates for states: Undercount and overcount rates and components of coverage by state and the District of Columbia (a state equivalent). 
  • National components of coverage: Correct or erroneous enumerations and whole-person imputations by census operation. This includes internet response mode and nonresponse follow-up by type of enumeration: by a householder, a proxy respondent, and administrative record enumeration.  

Results will not be broken down by demographic characteristics or geographic areas within the state given the sample size for the PES and the assumptions required to make substate geographic estimates. 

The coverage measurement results provide one way of analyzing the quality of the 2020 Census. 

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. 

The remainder of the PES estimates, including results for housing units and undercount and overcount rates for Puerto Rico, are scheduled for release in the summer.   

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

Thursday, May 19 
10 a.m. EDT 


  • Robert L. Santos, director, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Timothy Kennel, assistant division chief for statistical methods, Decennial Statistical Studies Division, U.S. Census Bureau 
  • Deborah Stempowski, assistant director for Decennial Census Programs, U.S. Census Bureau (available for Q&A) 
  • Maria Olmedo Malagon, chief, Office of Strategic Alliances, Communications Directorate, U.S. Census Bureau (moderator) (*updated 5/10/22)


Webex URL: https://uscensusevents.webex.com/uscensusevents/j.php?MTID=m4160ff6548c9d0e113d605ab9a779ebe   

WebEx Event Number (if needed): 2761 081 3583 
WebEx Event Password (if needed): Census#1 


Please contact the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at pio@census.gov or call 301-763-3030/877-861-2010 to request an interview.  



Public Information Office
301-763-3030 or
877-861-2010 (U.S. and Canada only)



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