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Redistricting and Use of Census Data

The United States Constitution, Article I, Section 2 requires congressional apportionment to be based on an “enumeration” of the U.S. population. However, the Constitution is silent on what data is to be used for redistricting.

Census Accuracy: Learn How You Can Weigh In

The U.S. Census Bureau works all decade long to produce good data—and provides ways for counties, cities and other local jurisdictions that aren’t satisfied with their numbers to appeal or even ask for a new count. While these options won’t change redistricting data, they will matter when it comes to federal, and often state, funding. Learn how you can help ensure your jurisdiction’s data is as accurate as possible even at this point in the cycle.


The Census Is Over; Data Delays and Dilemmas Remain

Find out what’s coming and when, what’s causing delays, does privacy balance with accuracy, what’s worrisome to state and local data users about data privacy protocols and what this all means for confidence in our nation’s public data.


Accuracy, Quality and the 2020 Census

In this webinar, we’ll discuss this decade’s census data quality and how it compares with that of previous decades, what additional analyses are coming from inside and outside the bureau, and what questions remain.


Creation of Redistricting Commissions

In the majority of states, state legislatures are responsible for reapportionment and redistricting. This webpage provides the origins for each of the nation's redistricting commissions that holds primary responsibility for drawing plans.