Census Bureau to Host Informational Webinar in Advance of 2020 Census Redistricting Data Release



The Census Bureau will host a webinar ahead of the release of the 2020 Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data. Information in the webinar will include instructions on how to access redistricting data, information on improvements to the race and ethnicity questions design, processing, and coding; along with a presentation on how the Census Bureau is measuring diversity in the United States.

A live Q&A session for credentialed media with Census Bureau subject-matter experts will immediately follow the webinar.


Thursday, August 5, at 1 p.m. EDT


  • James Whitehorne, chief, Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Matthew Spence, senior advisor for Special Population Statistics and Disclosure Avoidance, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Eric Jensen, senior technical expert for Demographic Analysis, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Rachel Marks, chief, Racial Statistics Branch, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Michael C. Cook, Sr., chief, Public Information Office, U.S. Census Bureau (moderator)

The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing in the 2020 Census Redistricting Files Press Kit. A transcript will also be available in the press kit.


  • Webinar access:


  • Audio access: 888-847-6588, passcode 7727651


2020 Census Redistricting Files Press Kit

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