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Criteria and Guidelines for Identification of Geographies for the 2020 Census

The Census Bureau has published a number of notices in the February 15 FEDERAL REGISTER with request for comment by other governmental agencies and the public.  Comments on each notice are due May 16.

General guidelines for identifying Census County Divisions

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-15/pdf/2018-02622.pdf

Criteria and guidelines for identifying Census Designated Places (CDPs)

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-15/pdf/2018-02623.pdf

Block groups.  Block groups are statistical geographic subdivisions of a census tract defined for the tabulation and presentation of data from the decennial census and selected other statistical programs. Block groups will also be used to tabulate and publish estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) after 2020 and potentially data from other Bureau censuses and surveys. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-15/pdf/2018-02624.pdf (Note extensive coverage of Tribal Block Groups.)

Census tracts.  Census tracts are relatively permanent small-area geographic divisions of a county or statistically equivalent entity defined for the tabulation and presentation of data from the decennial census and selected other statistical programs. Census tracts will also be used to tabulate and publish estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS)  after 2020 and potentially data from other Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) censuses and surveys. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-15/pdf/2018-02625.pdf