We Will Release The 2010 Census State Population Totals on December 21

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Written by: Director Robert Groves

Today we announced our plan to release the first round of 2010 Census statistics on December 21, 2010 – the state population totals and their implications for the new membership of the US House of Representatives.

There are many, many of us who contributed to this moment. We were joined by hundreds of thousands of colleagues throughout the country. We jointly fought through the kinds of adversities that are always part of such a huge endeavor. We kept our eyes on the prize. We succeeded in delivering to our country the Census Bureau’s decennial gift – a full count of the population – for the 23rd time in the history of the United States.

I encourage all of you to take a moment to view and share the short video “The U.S. Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine,” as well as the just released interactive map widget that enables users to view the history of apportionment and our country’s changing population through the past century. The widget will be updated when the 2010 state counts are released.

All of us, whether we had decennial duties or not, should take a moment to feel proud of this accomplishment. We are honored to work for an institution given such an important task for the country.

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4 Responses to We Will Release The 2010 Census State Population Totals on December 21

  1. Cathleen Cline says:

    Is there a detailed schedule available that spells out the release of deeper level data files – hh make-up, commuting, etc. – and at deeper geographic levels – by county, by zip?

  2. Cathleen,
    The local area data from the 2010 Census are released on a flow basis as part of the redistricting file, beginning in February 2011. Much of the data you are looking for is available through the 5 year 2005 – 2009 American Community Survey just released -
    http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet?_program=ACS&_submenuId=datasets_2&_lang=en

  3. Dave Holmes says:

    Seth,
    What about a date for JUST total population by county within each state–no hh, age/sex, ethnicity, or other factors?

  4. Dave,
    There is no pre-release of population data before the redistricting data. All local characteristic data will not be put out on the redistricting files–but those files will contain the first local data as well as the first characteristic data from Census 2010. Other releases later will contain more detailed local characteristic data.

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