Contact: Public Information Office
Next week, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin releasing the 2010 Census Summary File 2 for states on a flow basis. Information, such as relationship and homeownership, previously available only for an area's entire population will now be available for up to 331 population groups and for a variety of geographic areas, down to the census tract level.
Summary File 2 will be available for the first two states -- Nevada and New Mexico -- on an embargoed basis for accredited media who are registered for access on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. The embargo will be lifted and the information released publicly on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 12:01 a.m.
The Census Bureau will release the tables for the remainder of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico on a flow basis through April. These tables will also be embargoed before public release.
Census Bureau subject matter experts will host a webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 13 to provide background information on the summary file and to demonstrate how to access the statistics through American FactFinder.
Details about the webinar follow:
The webinar will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. Reporters will be able to ask questions during the audio conference once the presentation is complete. The webinar will focus on the topics to be released, how the release process will work and how to access the statistics.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, 1 p.m. (EST)
Louisa Miller, assistant division chief, Census Programs, Population Division
Rob Chestnut, chief, Requirements and Stakeholder Relations Branch, Decennial Systems Contract Management Office
Please note that participation in the live webinar will be limited to embargo subscribers who have applied and been approved for access by 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. An archived version of the webinar will be posted online on Dec. 15. The access information will be posted on the Census Bureau's embargoed releases page on Dec. 13.
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.