The 2020 Census Count Is Complete!
Results from the 2020 Census will be used over the next decade to shape the future of our country at every level. State and local legislators will use the census data to decide where to build roads, schools, hospitals and more. Census counts also help the federal government decide how to disperse billions of dollars in spending to the states. The BCDCOG is the official repository for our region’s census data.
Early data sets have been released to the state legislators in order to draw the 2020 lines for the US House, SC State Senate and SC State House districts. Districts must be redrawn every ten years when the population numbers are released by the Census to ensure that districts have roughly the same number of voters. For more on redistricting, click here.
Data for our region will be posted on this webpage as it becomes available. The data sets first released give us a preliminary look at the country’s demographic characteristics, and show how our population has changed since 2010. The first release of the 2020 Decennial Census data includes statistics on population, race and ethnicity, housing units, and people living in group quarters. Note that all data sets are subject to validation as data processing continues at the US Census Bureau.
A tentative schedule for future data releases, subject to change by the US Census Bureau as data validation and processing is completed, is below. For continuous updates, the US Census Bureau’s process and updates can be found here.