We are developing the next set of 2020 Census data products and are moving deliberately to ensure that we can produce the high-quality statistics that the public expects. The pandemic delayed our operations, and we’re in the midst of implementing new confidentiality protections.
Below are descriptions of these products, including their planned lowest level of geography covered and release dates. These data products are for public use and may be accompanied by graphs, maps, reports, and results in other forms.
A few notes:
Next 2020 Census Data Products to be Released in 2023
The U.S. Census Bureau today announced revised release dates for the next set of 2020 Census data products.
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.
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.
Apportionment is the process of dividing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states. At the conclusion of each decennial census, the results are used to calculate the number of seats to which each state is entitled.
Public Law 94-171 directs the Census Bureau to provide the data that may be used for redistricting to the governors and the officers or public bodies having responsibility for redistricting in each of the 50 states.
This product is the first from the 2020 Census that includes demographic and housing characteristics about detailed geographic areas including states, counties and places.
This product will provide selected demographic and housing characteristics about local communities.
Subjects: 5-year age groups, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household type, relationship to householder, group quarters population, housing occupancy, and housing tenure.
Lowest level of geography: Places and minor civil divisions (MCDs).
Planned release date: May 2023.
The DHC will include many of the demographic and housing tables previously included in the 2010 Census Summary File 1 (2010 SF1). Some tables are repeated by race and ethnicity.
Subjects: Age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household type, family type, relationship to householder, group quarters population, housing occupancy, and housing tenure.
Lowest level of geography: Varies, with many tables proposed at the census block level.
Planned release date: May 2023. The graphic below provides more information on the timeline for development and production.
Based on data user feedback and development of the disclosure avoidance system, we’ve split the Detailed DHC into three separate products described below.
The Detailed DHC-A and Detailed DHC-B will provide statistics for detailed racial and ethnic groups and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages.
The Supplemental-DHC will provide characteristics about people within households.
More information about specific tables planned for these products is available in the March 2022 version of the 2020 Census Data Product Planning Crosswalk.
Subjects: Population counts and sex by age statistics for approximately 370 detailed racial and ethnic groups, such as German, Lebanese, Jamaican, Chinese, Native Hawaiian, and Mexican, as well as about 1,200 detailed American Indian and Alaska Native tribal and village population groups, such as Navajo Nation.
Proposed 2020 geographies: Nation, state, county, and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) areas. We’re evaluating the feasibility of adding places (cities and towns) and census tracts, per data user feedback.
Planned release date: August 2023. The graphic below provides more information on the timeline for development and production.
Subjects: Household type and tenure information for the same detailed race and ethnicity groups and American Indian and Alaska Native tribal and village population groups mentioned for the Detailed DHC-A.
Proposed 2020 geographies: Nation, state, county, and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) areas.
Release date: To be determined.
The S-DHC tables reflect especially complex relationships between the characteristics about households and the people living in them. These complex characteristics supplement the data about households and people available in the DHC product. We often refer to these tables as “complex person-household join tables” or “join tables.” Some tables are repeated by race and ethnicity.
Subjects: Data that combine characteristics about households and the people living in them, including the total population in households, average household size by age and tenure, average family size, household and family type for people under 18 years old, and total population in households by tenure.
Proposed 2020 geographies: Varies with many tables available at the nation, state, county, census tract, places, and AIANNH areas.
Release date: To be determined.
Invitation for Feedback on Proposed 2020 Census Data Products
Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released an updated 2020 Census Data Product Planning Crosswalk.
Newsletter: New 2020 Census Data Product Planning Crosswalk - Feedback requested; Webinar Planned Sept. 30 (govdelivery.com)