The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. Census counts are used to update state legislative districts as well as voting and local government district boundaries. In addition, the State of Wyoming distributes various tax revenue to local governments based on the census population. Businesses and communities also depend on demographic data to make decision on marketing, school and transportation planning.
Different from the previous decennial censuses, 2010 and 2020 Census questionnaires were all in short form. Therefore, the tabulation of the data covers demographic characteristics such as age, sex, race/Hispanic, household relationship only. Other topics such as economic, social, and housing characteristics are annually conducted through American Community Survey (ACS).
2020 Census Summary Reports
Demographic Profiles - The Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics provides 2020 Census data on age and sex distributions, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship and type, the group quarters population, and housing occupancy and tenure (whether the housing occupant owns or rents).
Demographic and Housing Characteristics (DHC): includes detailed information on age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, characteristics of owners and renters, detailed race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups, and group quarters. Data also includes cross-tabulations of these statistics.
Technical Documentation with Geographic Terms and Concepts, List of Tables, and Definition of Data Subjects - PDF
TIGERweb - to view linear features and boundaries
Maps (PDF): map series that support Census 2020 data dissemination.