by Robin Kemp
The U.S. Census Bureau has released the data for the 2020 Census. These numbers will affect everything from how Congressional districts are drawn to how much federal aid local communities can get–for the next ten years.
That data could be in the hands of Georgia lawmakers by August 16.
Georgia will still have 14 Congressional representatives. Here are the states that saw gains or losses since the last reapportionment in 2010:
Redistricting data will be available "no later than September 30" at data.census.gov. However, Redistricting Data Hub estimates that it will have tabular data for Georgia online by August 19.
A message on the website notes, "The redistricting legacy format summary files are now available on the FTP site. Support materials and additional information are available on the Redistricting Data Program's summary file webpage."
Here is a direct link to the current Clayton County data. Much of it is dated 2019.
The new 2020 data is broken into four extremely large computer files. We are working on extracting the data for Clayton County only and will upload it once it's compiled.