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U.S. Census and Demographic Information

General guide to understanding and finding demographic data produced by the U.S. Census Bureau

2020 Decennial Census

The 2020 Census is part of the decennial census program mandated by the US Constitution. The decennial census is used for apportioning Congressional seats, as well as many other purposes, such as demographic research, allocating funding, and informing public policy. The 2020  questionnaire is short, covering these topics:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Household Relationship
  • Housing Tenure (own or rent)

Social Explorer for Decennial Census Data from 1790 to most recent