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Census Data

Census Data
Please review the following list to jump to specific information:
2020 Census Data
2000, 2010, 2020 Census Trends

What is the Census Used for?
The framers of the Constitution of the United States chose population to be the basis for sharing political power, not wealth or land.
“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers…”  - The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 2.

Census data is used for many things.  It is used for Apportionment.  Apportionment is what determines how many seats in the House of Representative each state will have based on population.  It is also used for Redistricting which adjusts or redraws electoral districts based on where population increases or decreases have happened. 

And it is used for Funding.  The results of the census help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, including grants and support to states, counties and communities are spent every year for the next decade. It helps communities get its fair share for schools, hospitals, roads, and public works. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.  These funds are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone.

The results also inform how federal funding is allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grant programs for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.

Census data is also used in the private sector for economic development, planning services, grant applications, and much much more.  

2020 Census Data
The full release of the 2020 decennial census will be ongoing for the first half of 2022.  For more details on the various estimated release dates of specific census data, please visit the Census Bureau here.

The 2020 Census data provided so far includes population data, race data, group quarters data and basic housing unit information.  For preliminary 2020 Census Data specific to the Genesee Finger Lakes Region, please click here.

Historical Census Data
Find regionally specific historical Census data from the decennial census of 2010 and 2000 below.
2010 Population Census Data.  Click Here
2000 Population Census Data.  Click Here

2000, 2010, 2020 Census trends for Total population and Total housing units.  Click Here