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2020 Census: Resources

News and information concerning the upcoming 2020 Census

Online Resources for Census Data

  • Census.gov - the definitive source for census data. 
  • American Fact Finder - provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys. American Fact Finder will be retired in July of 2019.
  • data.census.govStarting in July, data.census.gov will be the primary way to access Census Bureau data, including upcoming releases from the 2018 American Community Survey, 2017 Economic Census, 2020 Census and more. After July 1, 2019, all new data (previously released on American FactFinder) will be released on this new data platform.
  • Census Academy - Your virtual hub for learning data skills.
  • Stats America - Your portal to U.S. Data.
  • DataUSA - Explore, map, compare, and download U.S. Data.
  • Data.gov - data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
  • Social Explorer - Census and other data back to 1790.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight - Searchable database of governmental statistical reports.
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. - authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States
  • HardtoCount2020 - Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) communities for a fair and accurate 2020 census.

Recent Government Publications

  • GA 1.5/2:GAO-19-588 T - 2020 Census: actions needed to address key risks to a successful enumeration
  • GA 1.13:GAO-19-602 - 2020 Census: Bureau is making progress opening offices and recruiting, but could improve its ability ot evaluate training : report to congressional requesters.
  • C 3.300/2: - Explore Census Data
  • C 3.2:D 26/14 - Data.census.gov: Census Bureau's new data dissemination platform : frequently asked questions and release notes
  • Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.115-444 - 2020 census : examining cost overruns, information security, and accuracy : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, first session, October 31, 2017 
  • GA 1.5/2:GAO-19-431 T - 2020 Census: further actions needed to reduce key risks to a successful enumeration : testimony before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives 
  • GA 1.5/2:GAO-18-543 T - 2020 census: actions needed to mitigate key risks jeopardizing a cost-effective and secure enumeration : testimony before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives 
  • GA 1.13:GAO-19-140 - 2020 Census: additional steps needed to finalize readiness for peak field operations : report to congressional requesters. 
  • GA 1.13:GAO-18-589 - 2020 Census: Bureau has made progress with its scheduling, but further improvement will help inform management decisions : report to congressional requesters. 
  • GA 1.13:GAO-18-635 - 2020 Census: Census Bureau improved the quality of its cost estimation but additional steps are needed to ensure reliability : report to congressional requesters. 
  • GA 1.13:GAO-18-655 - 2020 Census: continued management attention needed to address challenges and risks with developing, testing, and securing IT systems : report to congressional requesters. 
  • GA 1.5/2:GAO-18-416 T - 2020 census: continued management attention needed to mitigate key risks jeopardizing a cost-effective and secure enumeration : testimony before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives 
  • C 3.186:P-25/1144 - Demographic turning points for the United States : population projections for 2020 to 2060 
  • Y 4.G 74/7:115-58 - Hearing on the 2020 census : hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, first session, October 12, 2017 
  • Y 4.IN 2/11:S.HRG.115-210 - Making Indian country count : Native Americans and the 2020 census : hearing before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, second session, February 14, 2018. 
  • C 3.2:Q 3/3 - Questions planned for the 2020 Census and American Community Survey : federal legislative and program uses 
  • C 3.2:OP 2/ - 2020 census operational plan and detailed operational plans 
 
 
 

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Information contained in this subject guide was adapted from the American Library Association publication Libraries' Guide to the 2020 Census, and 2020census.gov.  

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