What: Today, the Census Bureau shipped local 2010 Census data to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Illinois. After confirmation of receipt, usually within 24 hours of shipment, the Census Bureau will issue a news release with five custom tables of data for the state. Tuesday's release is expected around 3 p.m. EST. At that time, the full set of data will also be available via FTP download at http://www2.census.gov/census_2010/01-Redistricting_File--PL_94-171/. Within 24 hours after release, the data will be posted on the Census Bureau's new American FactFinder site http://factfinder2.census.gov.
The data will include summaries of population totals, as well as data on race, Hispanic origin and voting age for multiple geographies within the state, such as census blocks, tracts, voting districts, cities, counties and school districts.
According to Public Law 94-171, the Census Bureau must provide redistricting data to the 50 states no later than April 1 of the year following the census. As a result, the Census Bureau is delivering the data state-by-state on a flow basis in February and March. All states will receive their data by April 1, 2011.
Please visit http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/ for an interactive map showcasing county-level population change from 1960 to 2010, as well as state-level data on race and Hispanic or Latino origin for 2010. The widget will be updated as states are released and can be embedded on your website.
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube (/uscensusbureau).