United States Census 2010
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.
The 2010 Census represented the most massive participation movement ever witnessed in our country. Approximately 74 percent of the households returned their census forms by mail; the remaining households were counted by census workers walking neighborhoods throughout the United States. National and state population totals from the 2010 Census were released on December 21, 2010. Redistricting data, which include additional state, county and local counts, were released on March 8, 2011.
For the main 2010 Census website visit: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/
Data Products Release Schedule as of September 23, 2009:
FEB 2011 - MAR 2011 - 2010 Census Redistricting Data (PL94-171) Summary Files for SACOG's six counties was released on March 8, 2011. These data include state population counts for race and Hispanic or Latino categories and state housing unit counts by occupancy status (occupied units, vacant units). These data are available at the smallest geographic level - blocks
APR 2011 - Demographic Profile is scheduled to be released in April 2011. These data will include selected population and housing characteristics such as gender and age. These data will be available at the Places (cities or census designated places CDP's)/ Functioning Minor Civil Divisions and Congressional Districts of the 111th Congress.
JUN 2011 - AUG 2011 - Summary File 1 (SF1) is scheduled to be released on a state by state basis between June 2011 and August 2011. These data will include
- population counts for 63 race categories and Hispanic and Latino at the Block level
- population counts for many detailed race and Hispanic or Latino categories, and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes at the Census Tract level
- selected population and housing characteristcs data at the Blocks and the Census Tracts level.
DEC 2011 - APR 2012 - Summary File 2 (SF2) is scheduled to be released on a state by state basis between December 2011 and April 2012. These data will include population and housing characteristics iterated for many detailed race and Hispanic or Latino categories, and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. These data will be available at the Census Tract level.
OCT 2012 - Urban/Rural Update is scheduled to be released in October 2012. These data will include the addition of urban and rural population and housing counts at the Block level and the addition of characteristics for urbanized areas and urban clusters at the Urban Clusters level.
JUL 2013 - AUG 2013 - Redefined Core-Based Statistical Areas Update is scheduled to be released between July 2013 and August 2013. These data will include the addition of counts and characteristics for redefined Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSA's) as defined by the Office of Management and Budget following the 2010 Census. These data will be available at the Principal cities level.
Additional data products will become available over the course of 2011 through 2013 and beyond. Please see the link above for more details.
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