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Release Date

July 25, 2018

Census Bureau Solicits Feedback on 2020 Census Data Products

Since 1790, a census of the U.S. population has been conducted every 10 years, as required by the U.S. Constitution. Following the completion of the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will disseminate several data products, such as including summary and detailed data tables, national and state demographic profiles, and topical briefs.

The Census Bureau anticipates publishing the plans for 2020 Census data products in a future notice and seeks information on how products for prior decennial censuses were used to help determine which products to disseminate for the 2020 Census.

The Census Bureau is seeking feedback to understand how the public uses decennial census data products. Given the need for improved confidentiality protection, the Census Bureau may reduce the amount of detailed data that we release to the public. Public feedback is essential for a complete review of the decennial census data products will assist the Census Bureau in prioritizing products for the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau is not seeking feedback on apportionment counts and redistricting data products, which are constitutionally mandated. The notice provides instructions on the methods/software by which comments can be submitted.

Comments will be due September 17.

July 19 Federal Register notice:

Updated: August 31, 2018