The new 2020 population numbers are out and I am seeing different numbers/percentages from news articles than what I have from https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/datasets/2010-2020/metro/totals/ . To be on the safe side do I compare CENSUS2010POP to POPESTIMATE042020 or POPESTIMATE2020 to get the correct percentage growth?
Thanks in advance.
MCDC also has the data, although not necessarily "user-friendly".
NHGIS is part of the IPUMS family of websites, but it's not "PUMS". NHGIS provides summary tables and GIS shapefiles. As an NHGIS project manager, I'm biased, but I'd like to say it's…
Yes, released last week! We plan to announce it in an email to our users very soon.
I think those are estimates and the new numbers are in the PL94 release https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/about/rdo/summary-files.html
which can be compared to pl94 data from 2010 — i downloaded from NHGIS https://www.nhgis.org
That explains it - thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I am not proficient in PUMS (I need to be). Can I get the 2020 census population via excel or csv format?
They say more user-friendly files are due in early September -- you can use these, they're not microdata, just text files that need to be joined together and coded field names need to be interpreted, there's SAS and R code to do that in the Census page, but I like this R library from somebody at Harvard github.com/.../PL94171
Thank you so much! You've been a huge help to me.
NHGIS is part of the IPUMS family of websites, but it's not "PUMS". NHGIS provides summary tables and GIS shapefiles. As an NHGIS project manager, I'm biased, but I'd like to say it's the most user-friendly source of the 2020 census data currently available!
On NHGIS, you can select any combination of the six tables from the redistricting data release and for any of the 97 geographic summary levels (states, counties, places, tracts, blocks, etc.) NHGIS doesn't display the data within the website. Instead, the system creates custom data files that you can download and open in Excel or other programs.
Most NHGIS files have nationwide coverage, so you can't get data for, say, just one city; instead you'd get data for all cities, and within that file, you could find the data for whichever city interests you. But NHGIS does support state-specific files for blocks and block group data.
wow so you have 2020 pl94 data already? That's a huge help, definitely more user friendly than all the text files!
If you need data for a specific state and would prefer not to get a huge file for all blocks in the USA, MCDC's collection has it. https://mcdc.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/uexplore?/data/pl942020
Filter on summary level = 750 for blocks
Tim Henderson said:early September
Late September, according to the Bureau
I stand corrected! "By September 30" it says here, thanks Glenn "By September 30, the Census Bureau will make the same data available online in a more user-friendly format on data.census.gov." although is anything really user friendly on data.census.gov? I hope so!
The Census Bureau has told us it will announce next week a more specific date for release of the user-friendly (smile) P.L. 94-171 files. I think the release likely will be before September 30.
Jonathan, I just downloaded the county data. Thanks for putting this together - time saver for me. Does IPUMS also have the data for CBSA (MSA) level?
All US CBSAs: mcdc.missouri.edu/.../broker
Yes, CBSA is one of the 97 summary levels in the redistricting data, and we have all of those on IPUMS NHGIS. If you have questions about how to find what you're looking for, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a question on the IPUMS Forum.