This memorandum documents the intended use of administrative data in the 2020 Census. The intended use of administrative data and the expected sources of data have evolved throughout the research and planning for the 2020 Census. This document reflects information as of May 1, 2020. Given our changing census operations due to the corona virus pandemic, we are exploring whether additional uses are warranted. Should the uses described in this document change, we will be transparent about those changes. Additionally, we will provide final documentation with complete details of the 2020 Census administrative records effort.
The 2020 Census Memorandum Series documents significant decisions, actions, and accomplishments of the 2020 Census Program for the purpose of informing stakeholders, coordinating interdivisional efforts, and documenting important historical changes.
A memorandum generally will be added to this series for any decision or documentation that meets the following criteria:
Visit 2020census.gov to access the Memorandum Series, the 2020 Census Operational Plan, and other information about preparations for the 2020 Census.