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2010 Guidance for Data Users

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2010 Census Data

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2010 Census Summary Files

The Summary File 1 data tables provide the most detailed information available so far from the 2010 Census about a community's entire population, including cross-tabulations of age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, housing units, detailed race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups, and group quarters. The Summary File 2 tables add a new layer of detail — making information, such as age, relationship and homeownership available for specific race and ethnic groups within a community.

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American Indian & Alaska Native Map

This map shows the 2010 Census American Indian and Alaska Native areas along with graphics that reflect 2010 Census statistics.

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2010 Guide to State and Local Census Geography

This resource contains state geographic information and provides links to lists of geographic entities within each state.

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2010 Census Demographic Profiles

The first set of 2010 Census Demographic Profiles are ready for viewing. These profiles provide details about race and Hispanic groups, age, sex and housing status. The profiles will be released on a state-by-state basis for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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2010 Census Population Profile Maps

The U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 Census Profile maps present a graphic overview of selected demographic information from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing. In addition to a population density map, each page includes a pie chart showing percent of total population by race, a population pyramid, and a bar chart illustrating housing occupancy rates. The map series consists of one page-sized map for each state in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, as well as a national map.

These maps are being released on a flow basis as they become available. Go to our 2010 Census Population ProfileMaps page to view the individual state maps that have been released.

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Redistricting Data

The Census Bureau's interactive redistricting map widget enables users to view local 2010 Census data by state, including population change and race and Hispanic or Latino origin data by county.

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Apportionment Data

The Census Bureau's interactive map widget enables users to view 10 decades of apportionment history, current apportionment totals and our country's changing population through the past century.

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Data Release Schedule

Release Date1

Standard Data Products

Lowest Level Geography

States:
Released February 3, 2011 – March 24, 2011



National:
Released April 14, 2011

2010 Census Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171) Summary File:

  • State population counts for race and Hispanic or Latino categories
  • State housing unit counts by occupancy status (occupied units, vacant units)

Media: Internet tables, DVD, download capability

National Summary File of Redistricting Data:

  • Population and housing unit counts for the United States, regions, divisions, and American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Areas

Media: Internet tables, download capability

Blocks




American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian areas

States:
Released May 5-26, 2011

National:
Released May 26, 2011

Geographic Update:
Released August 25, 2011

Demographic Profile:

  • Selected population and housing characteristics
  • Includes Congressional Districts of the 111th Congress

Geographic Update (to States and National):

  • Retabulation of Demographic Profile data for expanded geography, such as all county subdivisions, school districts, ZIP Code Tabulation Areas, Tribal Subdivisions, and more

Media: Internet quick tables, download capability

Places/Functioning Minor Civil Divisions2




Census Tracts

States:
Released June 16, 2011 – August 25, 2011




National Update:
Released October 27, 2011


Urban/Rural Update:
Released
September 27, 2012


Redefined CBSA Update:
CANCELLED4

Summary File 1 (SF 1):

  • Population counts for 63 race categories and Hispanic or Latino
  • Population counts for many detailed race and Hispanic or Latino categories, and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes
  • Selected population and housing characteristics

National Update:

  • Counts for the United States, regions, divisions, and geographic areas that cross state lines such as American Indian Areas and Core Based Statistical Areas

Urban/Rural Update: 3

  • Addition of urban and rural population and housing unit counts
  • Addition of characteristics for urbanized areas and urban clusters

Redefined Core Based Statistical Areas Update:

  • Addition of counts5 and characteristics for redefined Core Based Statistical Areas as defined by the Office of Management and Budget following the 2010 Census

Media: Internet tables, DVD (state and national only),6 download capability

Blocks

Census Tracts

Blocks/Census Tracts



American Indian Areas




Blocks

Urban Clusters


Principal cities

States:
Released December 15, 2011
April 26, 2012



National Update:
April 26, 2012


Urban/Rural Update:
CANCELLED4

Summary File 2 (SF 2):

National Update:

  • Counts for the United States, regions, divisions, and geographic areas that cross state lines such as American Indian Areas and Core Based Statistical Areas

Urban/Rural Update:

  • Addition of urban and rural population and occupied housing unit counts
  • Addition of characteristics for urbanized areas and urban clusters

Media: Internet tables, DVD (state and national only),6 download capability

Census Tracts




American Indian Areas




Census Tracts

Urban Clusters

Released
May 8, 2012 –
January 30, 2013

Summary Population and Housing Characteristics Report Series (CPH-1)

  • Data tables on age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, households, families, housing tenure and occupancy, population density, and area measurements
  • Reports for each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; and a U.S. Summary
  • Similar to the Census 2000 PHC-1 report series

Media: Internet (PDF) only

Places

Released
June 26,2012 –
September 28, 2012

Population and Housing Unit Counts Report Series (CPH-2)

  • Data tables providing selected historical population and housing unit counts
  • Includes tables on population density and area measurements
  • Reports for each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; and a U.S. Summary
  • Similar to the Census 2000 PHC-3 report series

Media: Internet (PDF), paper (printed reports)

Places

Released
April 11, 2013

Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress)

  • Retabulation of Summary File 1 for newly redistricted Congressional Districts (113th Congress)

Media: Internet tables, DVD, download capability

Census Tracts within Congressional Districts

CANCELLED4

State Legislative District Summary File

  • Retabulation of Summary File 1 for State Legislative Districts drawn following the 2010 Census

Media: Internet tables, DVD, download capability

Legislative District Geographic Supplement

  • Files containing current geographic attributes for blocks within State Legislative Districts
  • No characteristics � only total population and housing unit counts

Media: DVD, download capability

Places




Blocks

Released
December 13, 2012

American Indian and Alaska Native Summary File

Media: Internet tables, DVD, download capability

Census Tracts

CANCELLED4

Characteristics of American Indians and Alaska Natives by Tribe Report (CPH-3)

  • Population and housing characteristics for selected American Indian and Alaska Native tribes
  • Similar to the Census 2000 PHC-5 report, but only for 100-percent data

Media: Internet (PDF), paper (printed report)

States

Released
March 24, 2011 –
September 27, 2012

2010 Census Briefs

  • Analysis of topics including graphs and tables
  • Topics based on 2010 Census questions
  • Similar to the Census 2000 Briefs series

Media: Internet (PDF), paper (printed reports)

Largest Places

Released
September 27, 2012 –
December 10, 2012

2010 Census Special Reports

  • Detailed analysis of topics including graphs, tables, and maps
  • Similar to the Census 2000 Special Report series

Media: Internet (PDF), paper (printed reports)

Largest Places

Released
November 12, 2014

Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files

  • Includes age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household type and relationship, and tenure data with identifying information removed

Media: Download capability

PUMAs of 100,000+ population

Released

Special Data Products

Geography

Released
April 20, 2011

Advance Group Quarters Summary File

  • Data table (P42 from SF 1) showing the population in group quarters (7 types)

Media: Download capability

States, Counties, Census Tracts, Blocks

Released
September 27, 2011

Same-Sex Couple Households Supplemental Tables

  • Provides preferred 2010 Census estimates, 2010 Census counts as reported, and ACS estimates (with margin of error)
  • Same-sex spouse responses are tabulated as reported (that is, not edited during processing to "unmarried partner," as in other standard 2010 Census or American Community Survey data products)
  • Data on households with a partner or spouse who is the same sex as the householder is cross-tabulated by presence of householders' own children

Media: Internet tables

U.S., States

Released
September 27, 2011 –
November 26, 2013

2010 Census Population and Housing Tables (CPH-Ts)

  • Topics and format vary
  • Similar to the Census 2000 PHC-T series of tables

Media: Internet tables

Various

Released July 30, 2012

2010 Modified Race Data Summary File

  • Race is modified to assign each person in the Census �Some Other Race� category into an Office of Management and Budget standard race category (White, Black or African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander)
  • 31 race groups, 5-year age groups, and Hispanic origin
  • Similar to the Census 2000 Modified Race Data Summary File

Media: Internet downloadable file and summary table

U.S., States, Counties


FOOTNOTES

1 The dates in this column refer to the first medium of release. Actual release dates are italicized.
2 Functioning Minor Civil Divisions (MCDs) in 20 states.
3 Includes the production of a download file that provides users with urban/rural population and housing unit counts not available with previous SF 1 releases. The lowest level geography is blocks.
4 Resource limitations necessitate the cancellation of this product.
5 Population counts for core based statistical areas (February 2013 delineations) are available at http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2010/cph-t/cph-t-5.html.
6 One DVD product containing state and national data will be produced following the release of the National Update.


GENERAL – The 2010 Census data products meet a variety of data needs for different segments of the data user community. The data products described here provide a summary of the general tabulation and publication program for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (which is treated as a state equivalent for most data products).

Summary Files include all or some of the following: quick tables (including demographic profiles) and geographic comparison tables. Thematic maps now are available as a function in American FactFinder. Download capability includes FTP and American FactFinder download options.

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