T/TAS News and Updates
Census 2020 Data through SparkMap.org
- J. Christopher Watkins
- Monday, October 4th, 2021
SparkMap has announced that they have updated their data to include Census 2022 data and it is now available in the their Map Room. SparkMap is a product of the Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) and hosted by the University of Missouri.
SparkMap is a great site for data for community assessment! Here is their Census 2021 data annoucement...
Census 2020 - the latest population data
We're excited to let you know that we've got the latest Census 2020 data available in our (Sparkmap) Map Room. Notably, in this latest census, the Census Bureau is excited to report greater accuracy in race/ethnicity counts based on a redesign of the relevant census questions.
• What data are available and how can I get them?
Data released (so far!) from the 2020 Census includes total population counts for each race/ethnicity and counts for those individuals over the age of 18.
o Population Change by county: zoom into your location and see what's changed
o Population Change by census tract: don't forget to click on the map to see the data details!
o Population race/ethnicity breakouts: available in the Map Room. Get started with Population Not Hispanic or Latino by county (you can also select state, census tract or block group).
o For all Census 2020 data, visit the Map Room, and search for "census 2020" (when searching/adding data layers)
• When will the rest of the data be released?
o We hope that more data will be released by the Census Bureau in early 2022!
• How can I learn more about this release and Census 2020 changes?
o Visit (and bookmark!) the Census 2020 Data Release page: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/decade/2020/2020-census-results.html
o For more information about the race/ethnicity changes, see the relevant Census Bureau press release.
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Mel De Bartolomeo, on behalf of the SparkMap Team
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