Tips and Documentation
The State Data Center (SDC) Steering Committee, on behalf of the 1,800 affiliates of the State Data Center network, submitted this letter to the Census Bureau (Director Dillingham) expressing our concern over adjustments to 2020 Census operations and their impact on Census data quality.
The Census Bureau issued this press release on Monday, August 3, 2020 —
Statement from U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham: Delivering a Complete and Accurate 2020 Census Count – Release Number CB20-RTQ.23
New York Times article links to the SDC Steering Committee Letter
- NY Times, Aug 4, 2020 — With Census Count Finishing Early, Fears of a Skewed Tally Rise
Follow up NY Times story that included an interview of Bob Coats, Chair, SDC Steering Committee
- NY Times, Aug 7, 2020 — Poll Watch: Why an Accurate Census Is So Important
For those of you fighting with the new CEDSCI website, you can access tables directly through URL “deep links.” I have found for simple tasks, like getting several tables for all counties in a state, this is faster than going through the web search and table filter.
via Mara Kaminowitz, GIS Coordinator, Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Posted on behalf of Census Bureau/ CLMSO and Census Bureau/ CEDSCI. This post discusses the website status as of March 17, 2020. More information will be coming.
We are so sorry you are having issues. In the majority of cases, the white screen or error message is an issue with the ASM security policy from the Census Bureau. We are working with TCO on this issue, but they are severely understaffed and we need their guidance to figure out next steps on how to implement changes in our code. We are working on getting this fixed, but we do not have a timetable other than it is an URGENT defect.
There are a few things people can do:
1. Use Chrome
2. Clear your cache
3. Enter the site through Advanced Search at data.census.gov/cedsci/advanced
4. Still not working or getting Error messages, send to firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone has questions, issues or problems with data.census.gov, they are encouraged to contact us at email@example.com
Please pass this email on to your Stakeholder and Partners.
The CEDSCI and DUB Staff
Aside Posted on Updated on
New from Minnesota Population Center IPUMS
Differentially Private Census Data
To help data users assess the impacts of differential privacy, the Census Bureau has released 2010 demonstration data products, which supply differentially private versions of 2010 data. To facilitate comparisons between the original and differentially private 2010 data, we provide both versions joined together in a simplified format through the links below.
Find it here: https://www.nhgis.org/differentially-private-2010-census-data
The steering committees of the Census Information Centers (CIC), Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates (FSCPE), and State Data Centers (SDC) transmitted a letter, on Nov. 27, 2019, to Census Director Dillingham. This letter outlines our questions and concerns regarding the Census Bureau’s move to a new Differential Privacy Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS).
The following is the Census Bureau’s response dated February 26, 2020:
The following is the Census Bureau’s response dated June 24, 2020: