2020 Census Geographic Programs

2020 Count Review webinar

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This is a recording of the webinar “Address Data File Preparation: Tips and Best Practices”. It was presented for the 2020 Count Review program.

Thanks to the presenters -Jeff Hardcastle, Mike Mohrman, Jan Vink, and Sue Copella. The transcript is also attached. CRO – Address Data Prep Webinar 030719 – transcript

PSAP: Census Tracts and Block Groups for the Next Decade

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This spring, metro and regional planning agencies and county governments are reviewing, validating and redrawing Census Tracts, Block Groups, and Census Designated Places that will be used for data tabulations over the next decade.

Documentation, software, and data for the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) is published on census.gov.

Delineation of Census Tracts, Block Groups, and Census Designated Places is being coordinated by metro and regional planning agencies and county governments across the county. Even if you are not a registered participant, you can still provide input and comments. Census Bureau has published a list of 2020 Census PSAP contacts who are coordinating the review in each county in the nation. Find your county or counties here: https://www2.census.gov/geo/pdfs/partnerships/psap/Primary_PSAP_Participant_Contact_Information.pdf

Additional resources


Presentation: Making Tracts: Metro and Local Governments’ Roles in the 2020 Participant Statistical Areas Program (March 2019)

SDC Network Webinar on PSAP (December 2018>

CTPP Program Webinar on PSAP (October 2018)

Participant Statistical Areas Program Webinar

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In this webinar, December 18, 2018, SDC members provide information on the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). Kim Korejko and Ben Gruswitz of Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission focused on the details of the PSAP program and how it worked during 2010 for their agency and how it is expected to proceed this round.  Bob Coats with the NC Office of State Budget and Management approached PSAP activities from a State Data Center perspective and how SDC’s might support PSAP activities.

This webinar is the sixth in a series of Plan to Plan for 2020 webinars organized by the SDC Steering Committee and hosted by the SDC Program.

Presentation materials are provided here:

Due to technical difficulties a recording of the presentations is unavailable.

Plan to Plan for 2020 webinar series

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The “Plan to Plan” webinar series provides orientation and training on specific 2020 Census programs and operations. Numerous state-based partners are involved, and the series will discuss the possible roles of SDCs and state networks. Our presenters include both Census Bureau program managers and state-based experts, invited to present their experience, best practices and tips for successful state involvement.

The “Plan to Plan” webinar series is organized by the SDC Steering Committee, and hosted by program staff at Census Bureau. Comments, suggestions and volunteers are invited. You can contact Jennifer Shultz, Pennsylvania SDC, or any Steering Committee member.

Webinar recordings

  • Plan to Plan for the 2020 Census: Part 1 webinar (1/1/2017)

    New from North Carolina SDC
    Plan to Plan for the 2020 Census: Part 1 webinar
    The “Plan to Plan” webinar series will provide sessions on specific 2020 Census programs and operations. Numerous state-based partners are involved, and the series will discuss the possible roles of SDCs and their state networks. Webinar from December 13, 2016.
    Find it here: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=6bc0d001423c92205eee344eae2bbdee

  • Preparing for Local Update of Census Addresses webinar (12/26/2017)

    The State Data Center Program hosted a webinar, November 29, 2017, on preparing for Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA), from the viewpoint of state and local governments participating in the review.

    This webinar provides an overview of the LUCA process, followed by information on identifying and preparing local address sources, using the block level housing unit counts available from Census, and tools to assist with local address file development.

    The presenters are Robert Scardamalia and Dale Miller. Robert Scardamalia served as New York’s Chief Demographer for over 20 years, and was a member of the SDC Steering Committee ahead of the 2000 an 2010 Censuses. Dale Miller is the Principal Planner with the Herkimer and Oneida Counties (New York) Planning Program. He has been involved with each census since 1990, and participated in his region’s LUCA review in 2000 and 2010.

    The complete slidedeck from November 29 can be downloaded as a PowerPoint file.

    Acknowledgements: The SDC Steering Committee thanks Robert Scardamalia and Dale Miller for delivering this presentation; Census Bureau for hosting the live webinar; and Minnesota State Demographic Center for repackaging this webinar as YouTube videos.

    This webinar is the second in a series of Plan to Plan for 2020 webinars organized by the SDC Steering Committee and hosted by the SDC Program.

  • What is the Census Planning Database? webinar (2/1/2018)

    New from US Census Bureau
    What is the Census Planning Database? webinar
    The Census Planning Database pulls together small area population and socioeconomic variables relevant to public outreach and engagement. It’s available as a data file and an API. Census Bureau is developing a ROAM app for mapped presentations of the data. Webinar from January 17, 2018.
    Find it here: http://dlvr.it/QBm7Hw

  • Mapping Hard to Count Communities webinar recording (6/21/2018)

    New from Center for Urban Research CUNY
    Mapping Hard to Count Communities webinar recording
    In this webinar, part of the Plan to Plan for 2020 webinar series, Steven Romalewski provided an overview of the Mapping Hard to Count Communities site. In addition, he shared his experience working with the Census Planning Database for this and other projects. Steven Romalewski serves as Director of the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center.
    Find it here: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=d490e4d8495676ffb6ca4dfe6c1d61d0

  • Complete Count Committees webinar (10/9/2018)

    In this webinar, SDC members from three states provide updates and lessons on “standing up” their Complete Count Committees. They provided information about the Committee structures, activities, budget, and the particular SDC role.

    This webinar is the fifth in a series of Plan to Plan for 2020 webinars organized by the SDC Steering Committee and hosted by the SDC Program. (October 3, 2018)

    Presentation materials are provided here:

    The WebEx recording is available here: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=84893a73a8b62e2d7a7ce4344d405ee3

  • Participant Statistical Areas Program Webinar (12/19/2018)

    In this webinar, December 18, 2018, SDC members provide information on the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). Kim Korejko and Ben Gruswitz of Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission focused on the details of the PSAP program and how it worked during 2010 for their agency and how it is expected to proceed this round.  Bob Coats with the NC Office of State Budget and Management approached PSAP activities from a State Data Center perspective and how SDC’s might support PSAP activities.

    This webinar is the sixth in a series of Plan to Plan for 2020 webinars organized by the SDC Steering Committee and hosted by the SDC Program.

    Presentation materials are provided here:

    Due to technical difficulties a recording of the presentations is unavailable.

Upcoming: Continuing the series

Additional webinars are being planned. This list of topics is subject to change, additions, and rescheduling.

  • Lessons Learned from Experienced PSAP Participants. TBA, November/December 2018.
  • Census’s Address Database Work After LUCA: What’s next? Proposed, 2019.
  • FSCPE’s 2020 Count Review. Proposed, 2019.
  • Building Custom Reports with APIs. Proposed, 2019.

The “Plan to Plan” webinar series is organized by the SDC Steering Committee, and hosted by program staff at Census Bureau. Comments, suggestions and volunteers are invited. You can contact Jennifer Shultz, Pennsylvania SDC, or any Steering Committee member.

2020 Census: Information for State and Local Governments

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New from Connecticut State Data Center
2020 Census: Information for State and Local Governments

Find it here: https://ctsdc.uconn.edu/2020census/

California Department of Finance 2020 Census website

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New from California State Data Center
California Department of Finance 2020 Census website
Information about the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program and the California LUCA Participation Incentive
Find it here: http://www.dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Demographics/2020_Census/index.html

Preparing for Local Update of Census Addresses webinar

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The State Data Center Program hosted a webinar, November 29, 2017, on preparing for Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA), from the viewpoint of state and local governments participating in the review.

This webinar provides an overview of the LUCA process, followed by information on identifying and preparing local address sources, using the block level housing unit counts available from Census, and tools to assist with local address file development.

The presenters are Robert Scardamalia and Dale Miller. Robert Scardamalia served as New York’s Chief Demographer for over 20 years, and was a member of the SDC Steering Committee ahead of the 2000 an 2010 Censuses. Dale Miller is the Principal Planner with the Herkimer and Oneida Counties (New York) Planning Program. He has been involved with each census since 1990, and participated in his region’s LUCA review in 2000 and 2010.

The complete slidedeck from November 29 can be downloaded as a PowerPoint file.

Acknowledgements: The SDC Steering Committee thanks Robert Scardamalia and Dale Miller for delivering this presentation; Census Bureau for hosting the live webinar; and Minnesota State Demographic Center for repackaging this webinar as YouTube videos.

This webinar is the second in a series of Plan to Plan for 2020 webinars organized by the SDC Steering Committee and hosted by the SDC Program.