2020 Census Data Products—Public Workshop on the Demographic and Housing Characteristics Files
June 21–22, 2022 • Hybrid Format
Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 5th St. NW • Room 201 (or via live webinar)
The U.S. Census Bureau adopted a new Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS) for the 2020 Census, based on the theory of differential privacy, and applied it to the production of P.L. 94-171 data for redistricting. This workshop is a successor to a December 2019 workshop that spotlighted initial versions of the DAS, with this session focusing on the next major 2020 Census data products: the Demographic and Housing Characteristics (DHC) files and, to some extent, the Detailed DHC file that is on a longer horizon.
Scheduled for June 21-22, 2022, this workshop will provide opportunities for data users who rely on more detailed sociodemographic data to assess and understand the suitability of the DHC for a wide variety of use cases, including state and local planning, resource allocation, and monitoring demographic-related patterns of the U.S. population. Attention will be given to data equity and strategies to improve communication about these data products and their uses, in addition to exploring the implications of the new DAS in specific data analyses.