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Census 2010 Data Release Schedule

 Share                                   February 1, 2011

 Census 2010 Data Release Schedule
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Acting Deputy
Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank unveiling the official
national population figure on December 21, 2010.



What data will be released and when? This is the question every redistricting professional wants to know. The answer is not always clear since the census generates a long list of data products.

The table below lists the tentative release schedule for data products of interest to those involved in redistricting.





 Product   Scheduled Release Date    Description    Geography   Data Source 
                 
ACS 5 YEAR DATA (FactFinder)
(link)
 

 Dec. 2010

  This is the previous long form data, it includes population, economic and housing characteristics  

 Tract

 

 Survey

                 
STATE'S TIGER/LINE SHAPE FILES
(link)
 

 Thru Jan 2011

  State 2010 Census Geography; includes legislative, congressional districts, places, vtd's, counties etc  

 All

 

 NA

                 
CVAP (by voting age/by race)
(link)
 

 by Feb 2011

  Special Tab: This is block group level data from the 5yr ACS  

 Block Group

 

 Survey

                 
PL 94-171 Data
(link)
 

Feb - Mar. 31 2011

  Redistricting data/ population & Voting age pop totals by race categories  

 Block

   Hardcount
                 
Maps & Block Assignment Files
(link)
 

 Spring 2011

  Block assignments for state legislative and congressional districts and accompanying maps  

 Block

 

 NA

                 
ADVANCED GROUP QUARTERS DATA
(link)
 

 May 2011

  Block level counts of the Institutionalized pop; nursing homes, prisons etc  

 Block

   Hardcount
                 
ACS 5 YEAR DATA (Block Group File)  

 May 2011

  Same data as on American Factfinder (above) by Block Group  

 Block Group

 

 Survey

                 
DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILES  

 May 2011

  Selected population & housing characteristics  

 Places

 

 Survey

                 
SUMMARY FILE 1  

 June-Aug 2011

  Pop counts for 63 race categories & selected pop and housing characteristics  

 Blocks

 

 Survey

                 
SUMMARY FILE 2  

 Dec - Apr 2012

  Pop & housing characteristics by detailed race categories  

 Tracts

 

 Survey

                 
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SUMMARY FILE  

 Jan 2013

  New State Congressional Districts for the 113th Congress  

 Districts

 

 NA

                 
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS   

 June 2013

  New State Legislative districts  

 Districts

 

 NA

                 
                 

Information provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Redistricting Data Office