If this were a typical decade, we would be on the verge of delivering the first round of redistricting data from the 2020 Census. Our original plan was to deliver the data in state groupings starting Feb. 18, 2021 and finishing by March 31, 2021.
However, COVID-19 delayed census operations significantly. Consistent with previous census, we are focusing first on our constitutional obligation to deliver the state population counts for apportionment to the President. As we announced last week, the deadline for this work is April 30, 2021. This focus on meeting our constitutional obligation has delayed some of the processing activities necessary to generate the redistricting counts. We expect to deliver the redistricting data to the states and the public by Sept. 30, 2021.
Author(s): JAMES WHITEHORNE, CHIEF OF THE REDISTRICTING AND VOTING RIGHTS DATA OFFICE
Publication Date: 12 February 2021
Publication Site: U.S. Census