A Citizen Voting Age by Race and Ethnicity (CVAP) special tabulation was originally created from the Census 2000 long form. This original CVAP special tabulation was produced at the request of a group of data users and was published in 2002 for use in voting rights analysis.
At the request of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Census Bureau began publishing an annual CVAP special tabulation from the most current American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates starting with the 2005-2009 5-year in February of 2011.
The 2002 special tabulation and the subsequent ACS versions are all published down to the block-group level of geography.
NOTE: The CVAP special tabulation data is organized in the tabs below by the last year of the ACS 5-year span or the year of the Decennial Census, depending on whether ACS or Decennial data were used to produce the dataset. Please be aware this is not the same as the year of the data's publication (e.g. the 2018 Tab below is for the 2014-2018 ACS 5-Year CVAP special tabulation which was published in February of 2020).
The data files, in both CSV and SAS formats, are posted below. The zip files contain the CVAP documentation along with nationwide files for the following geographies:
The 2017-2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates and this CVAP special tabulation created from those estimates use the same geography source, therefore, this CVAP product contains the 116th Congressional Districts and the 2018 State Legislative Districts. The 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates that will be released in late 2023 and the CVAP Special Tabulation that will be released in early 2024 will reflect the 118th Congressional Districts and the 2022 State Legislative Districts.