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.
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.
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.