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2020 Census Blog Posts

Experts from around the Census Bureau describe the objectives of their work and explain the 2020 Census process and results. We hope these blogs will increase awareness and use of the valuable data collected by the Census Bureau, and make this data more accessible to all users.


Directors Blog
Celebrating Tribal Identity with Data
During November, we have been celebrating National Native American Heritage Month, also referred to as American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Heritage Month.


Random Samplings Blog
Understanding Hard-to-Count and Historically Undercounted Populations
In a world driven by data, accurate population counts form the foundation for informed decision-making.


Random Samplings Blog
Data Quality and the Detailed DHC File A
Today the Census Bureau released new statistics about our nation’s communities, providing population counts and sex-by-age statistics.


Random Samplings Blog
What You Should Know About the Upcoming Detailed DHC File A
The upcoming 2020 Census Detailed DHC-A greatly expands what we know about the racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population.


Random Samplings Blog
Exploring the Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Various Age Groups
The 2020 Census showed that while the population under 5 years was the nation’s most racially and ethnically diverse age group, variation existed among states.


Random Samplings Blog
Age Heaping in the 2020 Census Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC)
While age heaping is an issue in all decennial census and household survey data, the 2020 Census shows patterns of age heaping that are more pronounced.


Random Samplings Blog
Examining the Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Adults and Children
The 2020 Census shows the overall U.S. population in 2020 was more racially and ethnically diverse than it was a decade earlier.


Directors Blog
Valuable New Datasets on Race and Ethnicity From the U.S. Census Bureau
During my tenure as director of the U.S. Census Bureau, I have met with hundreds of users of Census Bureau data across America.


Random Samplings Blog
What to Expect: Disclosure Avoidance and the 2020 Census Demographic and Housing Characteristics File
On May 25, the U.S. Census Bureau is set to release the next wave of data from the 2020 Census providing new details about our nation and communities.


Directors Blog
Sus comentarios para el Censo del 2030 ayudan a nuestra nación.
El pasado otoño anunciamos con mucho entusiasmo que la Oficina del Censo de los EE. UU. estaba intentando captar activamente sus ideas para lograr un mejor Censo del 2030.


Directors Blog
Your 2030 Census Feedback Helps Our Nation. Thank you, and Here’s What’s Next.
Last fall, we eagerly announced that the U.S. Census Bureau actively sought your ideas for a better 2030 Census.


Directors Blog
A Look Ahead: 2023
The U.S. Census Bureau has endured the throes of 2020, when multiple challenges including a global pandemic threatened the completion of our constitutionally mandated decennial census.


Random Samplings Blog
Redefining Urban Areas following the 2020 Census
“Urban” and “rural” are terms that bring to mind specific kinds of landscapes—densely developed areas in the case of urban, and small towns, farms and open spaces in the case of rural.


Directors Blog
It's not too late to submit your ideas for the 2030 Census!
In case you missed my blog post a few weeks ago, for the first time ever, the Census Bureau is seeking your ideas for the planning and design of the decennial census.


Research Matters Blog
Technology Transformation at the Census Bureau: Building a Modern, Data-Centric Ecosystem
The U.S. Census Bureau has historically helped answer both simple questions like "What’s the population of Utah?” and more complex questions like “How are declining business start-up rates related to living standards?”


Directors Blog
We welcome your ideas for a better 2030 Census!
We can overcome challenges when we help each other, when we work together toward a common good.


Random Samplings Blog
2020 Census Data Products: Next Steps for Data Releases
This blog provides an update on the schedule and next steps for the release of the Demographic Profile, the DHC, and the Detailed DHC product.


Random Samplings Blog
Producing Detailed Racial, Ethnic and Tribal Data from the 2020 Census
In this blog, we describe our current plans for developing and releasing these statistics and plans for other statistics in the Detailed DHC.


Random Samplings Blog
Adapting Population Estimates to Address COVID-19 Impacts on Data Availability
By now, it is well known that the COVID-19 pandemic significantly delayed the availability of 2020 Census data.


Random Samplings Blog
Upcoming 2020 Census Coverage Estimates
The U.S. Census Bureau released coverage estimates for the 2020 Census.


Random Samplings Blog
The Post-Enumeration Survey: Measuring Coverage Error
Although we undertake extensive efforts to accurately count everyone in the decennial census, sometimes people are missed or duplicated.


Random Samplings Blog
Understanding the Count Question Resolution Operation
Since the 1990 Census, we’ve given tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to request a review of their once-a-decade census counts.


Random Samplings Blog
Using Demographic Benchmarks to Help Evaluate 2020 Census Results
One of the primary methods of evaluating the quality of a census is comparing the results to other population benchmarks.


Random Samplings Blog
Próximos productos de datos del Censo del 2020
Este blog describe los planes actuales para los productos de datos del Censo del 2020 y cómo proporcionar comentarios


Random Samplings Blog
Upcoming 2020 Census Data Products
We’ve now released the apportionment counts and redistricting data — the first two waves of 2020 Census results. But we’re just getting started.


Random Samplings Blog
2020 Census Program for Evaluations, Experiments, and Assessments
This blog describes the series of formal evaluations and assessments that measure different aspects of census operations and specific challenges.


Random Samplings Blog
Programa de Evaluaciones y Experimentos del Censo del 2020
Este blog describe la serie de evaluaciones formales que miden diferentes aspectos de las operaciones del censo y los desafíos.


Random Samplings Blog
2020 Census Operational Quality Metrics: Item Nonresponse Rates
These metrics show the rate some 2020 Census questions went unanswered.


Random Samplings Blog
Tasas de falta de respuesta por preguntas
Estas métricas muestran las tasas de algunas preguntas sin respuesta del Censo del 2020.


Random Samplings Blog
2020 Census Operational Quality Metrics: Sub-State Summaries
Sub-state summaries for each state show the local variation and spread in the operational quality metrics.


Random Samplings Blog
Métricas operacionales de calidad: niveles por debajo de los estados
Los resúmenes a niveles por debajo de los estados para cada estado muestran la variación local en las métricas operacionales de calidad.


Random Samplings Blog
The Census Geocoder - Group Quarters Assistance
People living in group quarters, such as nursing homes, military barracks, and college/university student housing, are among the unique populations counted in the 2020 Census.


Random Samplings Blog
Measuring Racial and Ethnic Diversity for the 2020 Census
Later this month, the U.S. Census Bureau plans to release the first results from the 2020 Census on race and ethnicity.


Random Samplings Blog
Medición de la diversidad racial y étnica para el Censo del 2020
Más adelante este mes, la Oficina del Censo de los EE. UU. planea publicar los primeros resultados del Censo del 2020 sobre raza y origen étnico.


Random Samplings Blog
Improvements to the 2020 Census Race and Hispanic Origin Question Designs, Data Processing, and Coding Procedures
This blog discusses how we improved the census questions on race and Hispanic origin, also known as ethnicity, between 2010 and 2020.


Random Samplings Blog
Improvements to the 2020 Census Race and Hispanic Origin Question Designs, Data Processing, and Coding Procedures
This blog discusses how we improved the census questions on race and Hispanic origin, also known as ethnicity, between 2010 and 2020.

Page Last Revised - October 28, 2021
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