The Census Bureau serves as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.
The 2020 Census took a snapshot of all people living in the United States on April 1, 2020, and the first results are in.
According to the 2020 Census, the number of people living in the United States was 331,449,281. Based on the 2020 Census apportionment population counts, seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will shift among 13 states.
Take a closer look at 2020 Census results on census.gov, and view more than 10 decades of apportionment and population data by exploring the Census Bureau’s interactive Historical Apportionment Data Map.
The 2020 Census determines congressional representation, informs the allocation of hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, and provides data that affects communities for the next 10 years. For more highlights, sharable content for your social media channels, and additional resources, check out the Census Bureau’s social media toolkit on the first 2020 Census results.
Using Census Bureau Data to Build Resilient Communities
In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau conducts more than 130 surveys and programs each year and helps local and national organizations use the data throughout the decade.
Census Bureau data can help communities combat the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for future health and weather-related disasters. For example, the Census Bureau’s COVID-19 hub centralizes data to help federal agencies, businesses, and communities make pandemic-related decisions. The Census Bureau also launched new surveys amid the COVID-19 pandemic in response to a need for real-time data on the U.S. population and economy.
To support preparedness, the Census Bureau developed an innovative tool to estimate resilience. The Census Bureau’s Community Resilience Estimates is one of the most accurate tools available to identify a community’s ability to endure, respond and recover from the impact of disasters. Watch the recent AAC Promising Practices Webinar: Using Census Bureau Data to Facilitate Resiliency and Economic Recovery to learn more.