US Census Bureau releases first 2020 data

UNDATED – On Monday, the Census Bureau delivered the first release of 2020 census data to President Joseph Biden.

The official press release is available here. The U.S. Department of Commerce held a news conference to announce the results.

The count of U.S. residents as of April 1, 2020, is 331,449,281, which shows a 7.4 percent increase from the 2010 Census.

Indiana’s population grew by 346,726 people, which shows a nearly 5 percent increase.

Data for each state is available on the Census Bureau’s website here.

The numbers from this week’s release will be used for Congressional apportionment, as is customary after each decennial census according to the U.S. Constitution. Only U.S. and state totals are available.

Apportionment calculations based on the 2020 Census show that Texas, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon will gain seats, while California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will lose seats.

The next set of 2020 census numbers will be released by September 30 and will include data for each state down to the census block-level, by race, ethnicity, voting age, housing occupancy status, and group quarter status, which will be used for redistricting legislative and other geographic boundaries.