States, as well as the public, will receive the data they need to begin redistricting by August 16. The Census Bureau will also deliver the final redistricting data toolkit to all states and the public by September 30. COVID-19-related delays and prioritizing the delivery of these apportionment results delayed our original plan.
More 2020 Census population results will be available later including statistics on age, sex, race and ethnicity, and details about the center of population. The results for the U.S. Island Areas will also be provided in a separate release at a later date.
The 2020 Census has numerous quality checks built into data collection and data processing. After the data are released, we continue to do an even deeper dive to evaluate the quality of the census in two major ways:
Apportionment Population Counts and What to Expect on Release Day
Here at the U.S. Census Bureau, we’re excited to be nearing the important milestone of delivering the first results from the 2020 Census — the apportionment population counts.
Comparisons to Benchmarks as a Measure of Quality
Data quality is multidimensional and so approaching it from multiple angles produces a more insightful and holistic picture of a dataset.
Examining Operational Quality Metrics
The Census Bureau is taking a multifaceted approach to studying the quality of the 2020 Census, so as to produce a more complete and informative picture.
How Apportionment is Calculated
In this blog, we will talk about how we calculate the apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.