The first limited data for the 2020 Census (the Redistricting Data Summary File) was released on August 12th, 2021 including:
▪ Total population
▪ Age (under 18 and 18+)
▪ Race and Hispanic origin
▪ Housing units with vacancy rates ▪ Group quarters population
As data users search, they will be making direct calls to the data, metadata, and geospatial services in a way that was not done through American FactFinder (AFF). This transition away from a table-based system, like AFF, towards a single-cell based system, creates new opportunities for data visualizations, maps, and other data displays that data users need. As more data and content become available in the standardized format through the Census Data API and, subsequently, data.census.gov, data users will discover that they have more choices and greater flexibility. In addition, this transition is standardizing access to aggregate micro data sets, like the Public Use Micro data (PUMS) files, which are available through data.census.gov.