Although redistricting is a state function, the U.S. Census Bureau performs an important role in the process — providing quality data to the states from the census that states may choose to use in redistricting.
From our extensive reviews, we are confident that the Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Summary Files meet our high data-quality standards.
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly delayed our schedule for collecting and processing the data for the 2020 Census. These delays pushed back our delivery of the redistricting data to the states.
We understand these delays affect states that use our data, especially those under tight schedules for redistricting and upcoming elections. To provide some relief and to provide these data to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico as soon as possible, we’re providing the same data in two releases.
The first release by August 16 is timelier in its delivery, and the second release by September 30 is easier to use. Put another way, the redistricting data released in August and September contain the exact same information but are presented in different formats.
Redistricting Data Program
Public Law 94-171 requires the Census to provide state legislatures with the small area census population tabulations necessary for legislative redistricting.
2020 Census Redistricting Data Product Frequently Asked Questions
Information on plans to release the 2020 Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data Summary Files.
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Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll Summary Report: 2021
Childless Older Americans Presentation
This is an invited presentation given to the Northwest Neighbors Village about the Childless Older Americans: 2018 report.
U.S. Trade with Puerto Rico and U.S. Possessions, 2021
Presents total quantity and value of commodities shipped between the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. possessions for the year 2021.
Understanding Disclosure Avoidance-Related Variability 2020 Census
This research is part of comprehensive efforts after each census to better understand sources of variability—both their scope and potential impacts.
Improving Estimates of Neighborhood Change with Constant Tract Boundaries
Differential privacy (DP) can protect confidentiality while reducing error in tract data over time, facilitating studies of neighborhood change.
The Impact of Manufacturing Credentials on Earnings and the Probability of Employment
We examine the association between industry credential attainment and improved labor market outcomes.
Metropolitan Segregation: No Breakthrough in Sight
2020 Census data show persistent trends in segregation since 1980: high but declining for blacks, lower but unchanging for Hispanics and Asians.