2020 Census Block data now in REC Datastore

2020 Census block level data is now in the REC Datastore.   The data elements supported include:

Geographic and basic statistical data:

  • Block
  • Block group
  • Census tract
  • County
  • Census parameters related to tribal lands
  • Centroid latitude and longitude
  • Population within the block
  • Housing unit count within the block
  • Land area
  • Water area
  • Urbanized/Rural indication
  • Tribal land
  • Identiifcation of the urbanized area that the block is in

Race (percentage):

  • White
  • Black or African American
  • American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • Some Other Race

Ethnicity (count and percentage):

  • Hispanic
  • Non-Hispanic

Housing Units (count):

  • Occupied
  • Vacant

Insititutionalized Population (count):

  • Adult correctional centers
  • Juvenile correctional centers
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities

Non-institutionalized Population (count):

  • College/University student housing
  • Military quarters
  • Other noninstutionalized facilities

Racial demographic information is based on a factor that takes into consideration those who reported to the Census as being of multiple races. 

All data from comes from the US Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data, which replaced the Summary File 1 data that was used in 2010.

With the 2020 data load, REC is including demographic and extended housing unit data in-house for the first time.

The 2020 block data will eventually be integrated into future REC service offerings, which will be announced at a later date. 

2010 block level data remains available in the Datastore. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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