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Updates in Census Operations and Redistricting
 
Jennie Karalewich, Lead Redistricting Program Specialist
U.S. Census Bureau
 
The 2020 Census Apportionment counts were delivered to the President on April 26, 2021. The 2020 Census Redistricting Data Geographic Support Products were delivered to the states in February and the Census plans to deliver the Redistricting data to the states by September 30, 2021. This presentation will provide updates on Census operations and the Redistricting Data Program.
 

The 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System
 
Michael Hawes, Senior Advisor for Data Access and Privacy
U.S. Census Bureau
 
The U.S. Census Bureau is modernizing the statistical safeguards it uses to protect respondent privacy for the 2020 Census. This session will give an overview of the 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System and its implications for census data users. The session will also provide updates on the current status of the Disclosure Avoidance System development and on how data users can participate in the process.
 

Census 2020 Data Products
 
Jason Devine, Assistant Division Chief, Census Programs
U.S. Census Bureau
 
 
Alexandra Krause, Survey Statistician
U.S. Census Bureau
 
The session will include upcoming plans and key developments for 2020 Census Data Products.
 

Introduction to data.census.gov
 
Kanin Reese, Chief, Dissemination Outreach Branch
U.S. Census Bureau
 
During this session you will learn how to search for and download data, use the map feature, and customize table views on data.census.gov. Included will be a walk-through of the data platform, guidance on helpful learning resources, and addressing the most commonly asked questions. We will also show the latest feedback and how your comments drive our development of the site.
 

Census Has Business Data? An Overview of Key Census Economic Programs... and a Demo of our COVID Resources
 
Andrew Hait, Survey Statistician / Economist, Economic Outreach and Marketing Staff / Economic Management Division
U.S. Census Bureau
 
Most data users know that the Census Bureau produces amazingly valuable data from its household programs (like the ACS and the Decennial Census), but few know about our business data. This session will provide an overview of key programs.

First, we’ll talk about the latest data we’ve released (from County Business Patterns and the Economic Census). Then, we’ll discuss the Annual Business Survey (the replacement for the Survey of Business Owners) that provides data on women, minority, and veteran owned employer businesses. We’ll also talk about the new Nonemployer Statistics-Demographics data that provides info like the ABS but for self-employed persons. We’ll end this part with a quick update on where you can access these data, including Census Business Builder.

Finally, the session will end with a summary of the 6 COVID-related programs we stood up in 2020 and the COVID-19 Data Hub that you can access these data (and lots of other data) from. Bring your toughest questions too...we'll save time for some Q&A.
 

U.S. Census Bureau Population and Housing Unit Estimates
 
Ryan Burson, Demographer/Statistician, Population Division
U.S. Census Bureau
 
In this session, I will provide an overview of population and housing unit estimates available from the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program. I will discuss why and how we produce the estimates, also when and where the estimates can be accessed on the Population and Housing Unit Estimates webpage.
 

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