2020 Census

This page will be the main hub for all of CDRPC’s 2020 Census updates and analysis. We will also post links to other helpful resources that will further help visualize and understand 2020 Census analysis as it becomes available.

2020 Census Redistricting Data Release

On August 12th, the Census Bureau published its initial release of 2020 Decennial Census data in the 2020 Census Redistricting Data program. This data is released in a legacy format ad is not yet uploaded to the data.census.gov website for easy access. As CDRPC begins to analyze and organize the released data, we will be posting updates on this page.

Below, we have data for the Capital Region at the County, City, Town, Village, and Census Tract level for the Capital Region. These workbooks contain multiple tabs for different topics. You can switch between the topics by selecting the tab you wish to view.

Capital Region Percent and Net Population Change 2010-2020 Maps

Population Change by Census Tract 2020-2010

This map features population change by census tract across the Capital Region. You can switch between data topics by selecting the tabs at the top of the visualization.

Population Change by County 2020-2010

This map features population change by County across the Capital Region. You can switch between data topics by selecting the tabs at the top of the visualization.


Total Population & Housing Counts 2020 – 2000

This workbook shows the total population counts for 2020, 2010, and 2000, as well as total counts for housing units, population by race, voting age population, and the Hispanic population for the region.


Population & Housing Changes 2020 – 2010

This workbook contains the 2020 counts, the overall change from 2010 and the percent change from 2010. This data is available for the overall population count as well as housing units and population by race.


Statewide County Percent Population Change 2020-2010

For data at the County level, check out our workbook providing a look at population change for each county in New York State broken down by region.


Be sure to keep an eye out for more analysis and data provided for the region in the coming days and weeks!

Check out our analysis and data products from the 2010 Decennial Census here.


Other 2020 Census Resources

Census Bureau Redistricting Data Program

Redistricting Data Product Frequently Asked Questions

2020 Census Demographic Data Map Viewer

Cornell Program on Applied Demographics 2020 Census Results


CDRPC’s Role in the 2020 Census

CDRPC serves as a connective link between the Census Bureau and the Capital District. The Census Bureau selects partners in an effort to raise awareness and work with communities to help improve the Census. To help improve the Census, CDRPC shares the Census Bureaus proposed Census Tract and Block Group changes with municipalities, who then can make their own suggestions which CDRPC can help translate into GIS. This ensures that data is divided into the most accurate possible tracts and boundaries to ensure that communities are counted correctly.

2020 Census Participant Statistical Areas Program

The 2020 Census Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) enables invited participants to review and update selected statistical area boundaries for 2020 Census data tabulation following U.S. Census Bureau guidelines and criteria. The Census Bureau also will use the statistical areas defined for the 2020 Census to tabulate data for the annual American Community Survey (ACS) estimates and the Economic Census.

Learn more about the PSAP Program from our DataNews article detailing the program here.

2020 Census New Construction Program

The New Construction Program provides tribal, state, and local governments an opportunity to update the U.S. Census Bureau’s residential address list with living quarters for which construction is in progress during or after March 1, 2018 and completion is expected by Census Day, April 1, 2020. Learn more about the program here.