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2020 Island Areas Censuses Data Products

Background

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Island Areas Censuses in partnership with the governments of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to comply with the legal requirements set forth in Title 13 of the United States Code and to meet the specific data needs of the Island Areas.

Population and Housing Unit Counts

This product provides the first 2020 Census results for the U.S. Island Areas. 

  • Subjects:

    - Total population.

    - Population change. 

    - Total housing units.

    - Housing unit count change.

  • Available geographies within each island area:

    - American Samoa—Districts, counties, and villages.

    - Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands—Municipalities, districts, and villages.

    - Guam—Municipalities and census designated places.

    - U.S. Virgin Islands—Islands, subdistricts, estates, towns, and census designated places.

  • Released: October 28, 2021

     

Demographic Profile

The demographic profile provides basic demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for each island area and lower levels of geography.

  • Subjects: See the Subjects Planned section

  • Available geographies within each island area:

    - American Samoa—Districts, counties, and villages.

    - Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands—Municipalities, districts, and villages.

    - Guam—Municipalities and census designated places.

    - U.S. Virgin Islands—Islands, subdistricts, estates, towns, and census designated places.

  • Released: October 20, 2022

     

Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC)

The DHC will provide additional demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics.

  • Subjects: See the Subjects Planned section.

  • Access: data.census.gov and ftp.

  • Available geographies within each island area:

    - Census tracts.

    - Block groups.

    - Blocks.

    - Urban areas.

    - ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs).

    - Island-specific geographies:

        ○ American Samoa—Districts, counties, and villages.

        ○ Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands—Municipalities,              districts, and villages.

        ○ Guam—Municipalities and census designated places.

        ○ U.S. Virgin Islands—Islands, subdistricts, estates, towns, and census            designated places.

  • Planned release date: July 2023. 

Detailed Cross Tabulations

These data tables cross tabulate data about people or housing units by other characteristics.

  • Planned release date: To be determined. 

Subjects Planned for Demographic Profile, DHC, and Detailed Cross Tabulations

The 2020 Census counted people living in the U.S. Island Areas using a long-form questionnaire. Other surveys, such as the American Community Survey (ACS), are not conducted in the Island Areas. Therefore, the Census Bureau used a long-form questionnaire to meet the Island Areas’ data needs for demographic, social, economic, and housing unit information. 

This long-form questionnaire was similar to the ACS questionnaire previously used in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Note: Because the Island Areas Censuses are similar to the ACS questionnaire content, the Island Areas data products will be protected using our current ACS disclosure avoidance methods.

  • The Demographic Profile includes all subjects listed in the table below except for:

    - Undergraduate field of degree.

    - Work status last year.

  • The DHC includes all subjects listed below.

  • The Detailed Cross Tabulations include all subjects, except for:

    - Parent's place of birth.

    - Undergraduate field of degree.

    - Vehicles available.

Related Information

2010 Census Data Products

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