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2020 Geographic Programs Debrief

2020 Geographic Programs Debrief

Jim Castagneri, U.S. Census Bureau

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  1. 2020 Geographic Programs Debrief Jim Castagneri U.S. Census Bureau

  2. Geography Defines Census Data • Geography shapes how we publish

    data. • Good geography and good data yield accurate results • Local participation is key. 2
  3. Importance of Good Geography Accurate boundaries and addresses allow us

    to count your government’s residents in the correct location. An accurate count helps the federal government allocate $675 billion annually for programs and services— including education, housing, health care services for the elderly, job training, and transportation. 3
  4. Geographic Partnership Programs Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). Spatial, Address,

    and Imagery Data (SAID) Program. Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA). New Construction Program (New Construction). Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). 4 https://www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/
  5. Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) • Annual opportunity for invited

    governments to: o Review boundaries, names, and governmental status. o Make corrections and updates to these boundaries, names, and status. 5 https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/bas.html
  6. BAS Schedule and Deadlines Timeframe Activity Every January Invitation letter/e-mail

    sent to Highest Elected Official and BAS point of contact. Every March 1 Deadline to submit updates for all subsequent censuses, surveys, and estimates published for that year. Every May 31 Final deadline to submit updates for the following year’s BAS materials. 6
  7. 2019 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) • 39,148 Total Governments

    • 34,060 Responses –3,048 Counties –2,897 Responses • 19,486 Places • 17,646 Responses
  8. Spatial, Address, and Imagery Data (SAID) Program • Annual opportunity

    for invited tribal, state, and local governments and other partners to provide: • Address point files • Street centerline files • Imagery Formerly known as the Geographic Support System (GSS) Partnership Program 8 https://www.census.gov/geo/gssi/
  9. SAID Schedule Timeframe Activity Every Fall-Spring Beginning after October 1

    Invite tribal, state, and local governments and other partners to submit address files, street centerline files, and imagery. Every Spring-Fall Ending by September 30 Process updates received from partners and Update the MAF/TIGER Database. 9
  10. Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA) • Once a

    decade, voluntary opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to: o Review Census Bureau address lists. o Provide new and correct existing addresses. 10 https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/about/luca.html
  11. 2020 Census LUCA Schedule Timeframe Activity December 15, 2017 ü

    2020 LUCA registration deadline. February - April 2018* ü Participants receive their 2020 LUCA materials. August - September 2019ü Census Bureau delivers 2020 LUCA feedback. May-July 2020 Verify LUCA addresses in NRFU. 11
  12. Local Update of Census Addresses 2,182,425 Addresses From 5,648 Governments

  13. New Construction Program • Once a decade, voluntary opportunity for

    governments* to: o Submit addresses with city style mailing addresses for units constructed after LUCA that will be closed to the elements (i.e., basic construction completed) by census day. 13 * This applies to governments that will receive decennial census questionnaires by mail.
  14. 2020 Census New Construction Schedule Timeframe Activity April 2019 New

    Construction begins. November 2019 New Construction ends. May-July 2020 Verify addresses in NRFU 14
  15. New Construction Program • Total of 5,254 participants for Census

    2020 • Eligible entities have blocks within TEA1 areas • Deadline for submission is Mid-November 2019
  16. Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) • Once a decade, voluntary

    opportunity for participants to: o Review and update selected Census Bureau statistical geography. o Coordinate with interested stakeholders. 16 https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/about/psap.html
  17. Importance of PSAP Participation • Statistical geography can help provide

    data. o For example, CDPs are used to create boundaries for a concentration of population where no legal boundaries exist. • Cities or communities without legal boundaries. • Neighborhoods. • State-recognized tribal areas. • Data for these statistical geographies are often used as criteria in grant applications or programs (e.g., Opportunity Zones Program). 17
  18. 2020 Census PSAP Schedule Timeframe Activity July 2018 Census Bureau

    sends official invitation letters/e-mails. January 2019 PSAP delineation phase begins. Participants had 120 calendar days to submit updates. January 2020 PSAP verification phase begins. Participants have 90 calendar days to review updates. April 1, 2021 2020 Statistical Areas become official 18
  19. Participant Statistical Areas Program • 1,010 participating agencies representing 3,078

    counties • 485 agencies submitted new plans covering 1,131 counties • 360 agencies representing 1,562 counties had no changes
  20. Other Programs with Geographic Components • School District Review Program

    (SDRP). o Program conducted on behalf of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) every year. o State Title 1 mapping coordinators provide school district boundary updates to the Census Bureau. o https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sdrp.html • Redistricting Data Program (RDP). o Voting Districts. o Block Boundary Suggestion Program. o Congressional and State Legislative Districts. o Conducted by Census Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office. o https://www.census.gov/rdo 20
  21. Questions? • Contact the Geographic Programs Support Desk. o BAS…………..1-800-972-5651

    or geo.bas@census.gov o LUCA………..1-844-344-0169 or geo.2020.luca@census.gov o PSAP…………1-844-788-4921 or geo.psap@census.gov • Review the Census Bureau’s website. o https://www.census.gov/ o https://www.census.gov/geography.html 21