Once every decade, the United States undertakes a count of population, as required by the U.S. Constitution. The 2010 Census was the first one to use only a short form focused on demographics, leaving the American Community Survey (ACS) to collect socioeconomic and housing information instead of the decennial long form. The Census population counts have major implications for how a large portion of federal dollars are distributed to states and local governments, as well as for congressional redistricting and for enforcing civil rights laws. Organized in partnership with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), this session will discuss the changes and challenges with Census 2020, the role of ACS and how local administrative data – such as county assessments – can help improve the accuracy of federal data.
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