2020 Census

2020 Census

2020 Census

Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Census is a once-in-a-decade count of every person living in the United States, regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. This count extends to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

Data Download

MAPC has taken the Census data and put it into a more accessible format. Data is available at the municipal, census tract, and block group levels.

Census data is used to:

  • Geographically define state legislative districts and determine state representation in Congress
  • Calculate how federal funding is allocated to states
  • Develop vital information that helps us understand our communities

The first sub-state data from the 2020 decennial census was released on August 12, 2021. Below, find answers to questions we’ve received about this data and about the data that is yet to be released.

For further information, please contact Lily Perkins-High (lperkinshigh@mapc.org) with questions on census data, and Diego Huezo (dhuezo@mapc.org) with questions on redistricting.

Your Census questions, answered