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Press Kit: Summary File 2

Detailed 2010 Census information by race and ethnic groups, released on a flow basis from December through May

View 2010 Census Data: American FactFinder

Webinar - December 13, 2011 at 1 p.m.

Presentation Slides [PDF]
Archived Webinar [WMV]


Louisa Miller, assistant division chief, Census Programs, Population Division
Rob Chestnut, chief, Requirements and Stakeholder Relations Branch, Decennial Systems Contract Management Office

Release Process

  • Summary File 2 was released on a state-by-state flow basis through April.
  • National-level figures were released in May.
  • We announced which states would be released the week prior to their release.
  • The information was available on an embargoed basis for accredited media beginning on Tuesdays.
  • The news release and counts were available on the Census Bureau's public website on Thursday mornings.

Which Groups are Available by State:

State Iterations

Available States:


Tables Shells and SF2 Crosswalk (guide to comparable 2000 SF2 and 2010 SF1 Tables) [Excel]
List of population groups (national) [Excel]
Technical Documentation
FTP site
Table Shells:
Microsoft Access 2003
Microsoft Access 2007
U.S. Census Bureau at a Glance [PDF]
2010 Census Data Products: United States -- At A Glance [PDF]
2010 Census Data Product Descriptions [PDF]
Webinar Slides (March 22, 2011): Race and Hispanic Origin in the 2010 Census [PDF]
New American FactFinder
Tips on Using FactFinder
FactFinder Webinar Info

Related Releases

Summary File 1
Demographic Profiles
2010 Census Briefs
Center of Population

Media Resources

Tip Sheet
Press contacts
Regional office contacts

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