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General Session

The Census and Your Dataset

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM ET

At its core, redistricting is a question of data. A workable dataset is key to completing this constitutionally mandated task. Hear about what types of data go into that dataset, from census files to supplemental sources—and how to avoid data management pitfalls.


NCSL’s 2020 Census Delays and the Impact on Redistricting described how census delays could impact state redistricting timelines. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) impacted the 2020 Census operations, and this resource explores how a delay in the release of the P.L. 94-171 redistricting data would cause challenges for states as they prepare to conduct redistricting
2020 Census Resources and Legislation tracked legislation, executive orders and other state actions that created state committees. Also, tracked which states were appropriating state funds for committees and census outreach.
Differential Privacy for Census Data Explained to explain differential privacy and how this new method would impact census data while protecting data privacy and confidentiality.
Redistricting and Use of Census Data related to census data and timing which is used for state redistricting purposes.


James Whitehorne
US Census Bureau

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Karin MacDonald
California Statewide Database

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