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Upcoming Release of 2020 Census Redistricting Data Will Paint a Clearer Portrait of America

The U.S. Census Bureau by August 16 is set to release in-depth demographic statistics from the 2020 Census that will be used to redraw legislative voting districts.

These follow the April 26 release of the first results from the 2020 Census, which showed that the total population was 331.4 million. The first release determined each state’s share of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The August data release will provide the first look at the demographic characteristics of the nation by state, county and city (down to the census block level), including:

  • Race and ethnicity
  • Voting-age population
  • Occupied and vacant housing units
  • People living in group quarters like nursing homes, prisons, military barracks and college dorms

Continue reading to learn more about:

  • Redistricting or redrawing political districts
  • A detailed demographic portrait of our nation’s population

About Carmelita Aragon

Carmelita is the State Data Coordinator for the New Mexico State Library

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