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Access 2020 U.S. Census Data with Esri

Since the August 12 release of Census 2020 data by the U.S. Census Bureau, stories of towns across the U.S. sharing details of the data and the changes it reveals are multiplying. For data devotees like me, it’s a time to explore and discover new patterns in the data and observe how things have changed since the last decennial Census.

 

The Census Bureau released what is known as the Redistricting data, or PL 94-171 data, for 2020. This is the second phase of 2020 Census data and it includes detailed information about the U.S. population by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, group quarters, and housing status. Data are available down to the Block level of geography (think of a city block… on average a single block represents about 50 people) and are used to determine support for various Federal and State programs for the next 10 years.

These data are so valuable because they represent a complete count of the population… not just a sampling modeled to represent the whole population. For demographers, it’s a once-in-a-decade opportunity to validate their modeling techniques.

Because Census data are inherently spatial, and because spatial data and maps just go so well together… Esri is committed to bringing this data to the community in useful ways: including maps, infographics, and tables. Bookmark this blog to stay up to date with how, and when, you can access Census data from Esri:

August 2021

What: Decennial 2020 Census Redistricting (PL94-171) data layers

Where: ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

When: August 25, 2021 (Learn more about these data layers)

 

September 2021

What: Census 2020 Redistricting (PL94-171) Data

Where: Esri Redistricting

When: September 10, 2021 (Learn more)

 

What: Census 2020 Boundary Layers

Where: ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

 

December 2021

What: Census 2020 Redistricting (PL94-171) Data plus additional data from Esri:

Where: GeoEnrichment Service

 

What: Census 2020 Redistricting (PL94-171) Data plus additional data from Esri:

Where: ArcGIS Business Analyst Web & Mobile apps, ArcGIS Community Analyst

 

Q1 2022

What: Census 2020 Redistricting (PL94-171) Data plus additional data from Esri:

Where: ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro, ArcGIS Business Analyst Enterprise

 

What: Census 2020 Redistricting (PL94-171) Data plus additional data from Esri:

Where: csv, fgdb, xlsx formats

 

What: Census 2020 Profile reports

Where: Buy Esri Reports online

About the author

Lucy Guerra has over 20 years of experience as a product manager, working with organizations to understand their business challenges and shaping products to address those challenges. She focuses on enhancing the user experience with quality data, and leads a team focused on bringing to market, and driving awareness of, Esri's data and location services.

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