Contact: Public Information Office
Next week, the U.S. Census Bureau will release the 2010 Census Summary File 2 for the final set of states: Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Kansas and Pennsylvania. Additionally, new geographic levels, including the U.S., regions, divisions and other areas that cross state boundaries will be available. These Summary File 2 tables will add a new layer of detail to the population and housing topics released last year from the 2010 Census. Information, such as relationship and homeownership, previously available only for an area's entire population will now be available for specific race and ethnic groups in that community.
With this release, Summary File 2 information for all states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be available for up to 331 population groups. The information will be available for a variety of geographic areas, down to the census tract level.
The Summary File 2 for these states will be available on an embargoed basis for accredited media who are registered for access Tuesday, April 24 at 10 a.m. The embargo will be lifted and the information released publicly Thursday, April 26 at 12:01 a.m.
To apply for embargo access, go to our Newsroom at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom>and click on “Embargoed Releases.”Please review the Embargo Policy carefully before submitting the embargo registration form.
For more information about the release of Summary File 2, please visit <http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/sf2/summary-file-2.html>.