The first results from the 2020 Census are expected to be released on April 30, according to Acting Director Dr. Ron Jarmin.
The first results will include the population counts of the nation, states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The state population counts will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Breakdowns of the results by race or ethnicity will be included in a future data release.
The 2020 Census results were expected by December 31, 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census schedule was delayed.
Jarmin “affirmed” that the Bureau of Census’ goal is to ensure a complete and accurate census, according to the press release.
Moreover, the 2020 Census results will include analyses from outside experts. Jarmin explained that these efforts will provide additional confidence on the 2020 Census results.
“The issues we’ve uncovered are varied in their underlying cause, their magnitude, and the complexity of their remedies,” Jarmin said on a Census website blog post.
“Coming soon will be more detailed information about these issues and how we’re addressing them from experts far more qualified to comment on them than I.”
The Census press release also reminded that the 2020 Census data will not include information on citizenship or immigration status due to the President Biden’s Executive Order signed last month.
“The Census Bureau stopped all work on immigration status of the U.S. population regarding the 2020 Census on January 12, 2021,” the Census stated on the press release.
For more 2020 Census updates, visit Census.gov.