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2020 Census

2020 Census

The 2020 Census counted every person living in the United States and the five U.S. territories. It marked the 24th census in U.S. history and the first time that households were invited to respond to the census online.

Important Dates

On April 26, 2021

The first results for the 2020 Census were released on April 26, 2021. On the same day, the Census Bureau also released analysis comparing the census results to other population benchmarks as well as a variety of operational quality metrics.

On May 28, 2021

The Census Bureau released additional operational quality metrics on the 2020 Census. These metrics provide further insight into how housing units were enumerated and include information on occupied and vacant housing units and the size of occupied units.

By August 16, 2021

States will receive the data they need to begin redistricting in August. The Census Bureau will also share this information with the public. However, the data will be in a format that requires additional handling and software to extract familiar tables. COVID-19-related delays and prioritizing the delivery of the apportionment results delayed our original redistricting data delivery plan.

By September 30, 2021

The Census Bureau will deliver the final redistricting data toolkit to all states and the public. This will include digital tools which provides access to an integrated software browsing tool for official recipients, as well access to the online Data Explorer tool for both official recipients and the public.


More to Come

More 2020 Census results, including more detailed population and household statistics, and information on additional quality evaluations, such as the Post-Enumeration Survey results, will be available later. Stay tuned for more information.

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