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2030 Census

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We consult external stakeholders throughout the decade, including government agencies, tribal governments, oversight entities, the general public, and respondents.

About the 2030 Census

Planning the 2030 Census is underway. The 2030 Census will count residents of the United States and five U.S. territories and will mark the 25th population count in the United States; the first was in 1790.

The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to adjust or redraw electoral districts based on where populations have increased or decreased. The results also inform decisions about allocating hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to communities across the country—for hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other critical programs and services.

What’s Next for 2030 Census Planning

Continue developing the operational design.

Planning and executing the 2030 Census requires information and insight from many different stakeholders, including Census Bureau staff, oversight entities, government agencies, the general public, and research participants.

This year, the 2030 Census Advisory Committee will begin to assist us in gathering external perspectives on our plans to address census undercounts, communicate with different communities, and collect census information in an efficient way.

In early 2025, the Census Bureau plans to release the initial operational design or big picture plan for conducting the 2030 Census. Information on additional activities planned for this year on the road to the 2030 Census are available in the blog 2030 Census Planning: What 2024 Brings.

Continue discussing census research.

We've been working on 55 research projects and over half involve addressing our ability to effectively enumerate hard-to-count and historically undercounted populations. We will continue working with federal statistical agencies and other stakeholders on topics such as race and ethnicity, that could affect the questions asked on the census. Our country is becoming more diverse, and we want to ensure our statistics continue to capture that diversity.

News and Updates

2030 Census Blogs

Stay informed with key information from Census Bureau leadership and subject matter experts.

2030 Census Webinar Series

The 2030 Census webinar series provides updates and lays the groundwork for key components of preparations for the 2030 Census.

Page Last Revised - March 29, 2024
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