The 2020 Census has finished collecting responses
- By December 31: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President as required by law.
- April 26: The U.S. Census Bureau released 2020 Census apportionment results, the first results for the 2020 Census. On the same day, the Census Bureau also released operational quality metrics comparing the census results to other population benchmarks as well as a variety of operational quality metrics.
- May 28: The Census Bureau released additional operational quality metrics on the 2020 Census. These metrics provide further insight into how housing units were enumerated and include information on occupied and vacant housing units and the size of occupied units.
- August 12: States received the data they may use to begin redistricting. The Census Bureau also shared this information with the public. However, the data is in a format that requires additional handling and software to extract familiar tables. COVID-19-related delays and prioritizing the delivery of the apportionment results delayed our original redistricting data delivery plan.
- September 16: The Census Bureau delivered the final redistricting data toolkit to all states and the public. This included digital tools that provide access to an integrated software browsing tool for official recipients, as well access to the online Data Explorer tool for both official recipients and the public.
2022 and Beyond
- The Census Bureau plans to release additional 2020 Census results. Learn more on the About 2020 Census Data Products page.
- The Census Bureau will also continue to evaluate the quality of the 2020 Census. Learn more on the 2020 Census Data Quality page.
The Census Bureau is currently conducting multiple surveys, including the Household Pulse Survey, the American Community Survey, and a survey to measure the accuracy of the 2020 Census. Visit Are You In A Survey? to learn more about these other surveys and how they work.
Why is the Census Important?
- The Federal Census occurs every 10 years and determines many aspects of life for Americans. This includes:
- United States Congressional Apportionment throughout the United States;
- The size of representation in the U.S. Electoral College;
- Redistricting of Congressional seats; and
- Over 132 programs use Census Bureau data to distribute more than $675 Billion dollars in funds in 2015.
- Some of these programs include Head Start, Pell Grants, school lunches, rural education, adult education, and grants for preschool special education.
United States Census Data for Monroe County
- Rochester Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) population - 1,054,323 (2010)
- Monroe County population - 754,443 (2020) / 744,344 (2010)
- City of Rochester population - 211,328 (2020) / 210,565 (2010)