The Census Bureau, in response to federal and state officials as well as other data users, is providing an early version of Table P42 from the 2010 Census Summary File 1, showing counts for seven types of group quarters. No characteristics of the group quarters population are provided.
This early release of data on the group quarters population may be beneficial to many data users including those in the redistricting community who must consider whether to include or exclude certain populations in redrawing boundaries as a result of state legislation. It will permit state and local redistricting officials to overlay this file with the 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File data.
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