California State Census Data Center Network

The SCDC network is composed of five regional and 36 affiliate centers located throughout the state. Working with the SCDC, these regional and affiliate centers provide census-related products and services to the 58 California counties. Download a list of the SCDC regional and affiliate centers.

The Demographic Research Unit (DRU) regularly conducts meetings and workshops for researchers and program planners interested in census and demographic data. Below you will find the agendas, handouts, and presentations for these meetings.

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To access data from the American Community Survey or 2010 or 2000 Census, click here.

2020 Census

Upcoming Events and Announcements

  • Release Date – November 2021

    • 2020 American Community Survey (1-year estimates)
    • Experimental Estimates Data Tables
  • Release Date – December 2021

    • 2020 American Community Survey (1-year estimates)
    • 1-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) file with experimental weights
  • Release Date – March 2022

    • 2016-2020 American Community Survey (5-year estimates) Summary Files
    • Statistics on demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics for all geographic areas down to the block-group level.

State Census Data Center Network Meetings and Workshops

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Wednesday, November 3

  • Differential Privacy – Michael B. Hawes, Senior Advisor for Data Access and Privacy Research and Methodology, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Poverty – Trudi Renwick, Assistant Division Chief, Economic Characteristics Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • 2020 Census: Race and Ethnicity – Nicholas Jones, Director/Senior Advisor and Beverly Pratt, Research Analyst, Race & Ethnicity Research & Outreach, Population Division, U.S. Census
  • 2020 Census CQR – Matthew Frates, Branch Chief, Count Question Resolution Branch, Decennial Census Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • California CQR Dashboard Preview – Fennis Reed, Research Data Specialist, Demographic Research Unit, California Department of Finance

Thursday, November 4

  • Navigating data.census.gov – KaNin Reese, Branch Chief, Dissemination Outreach Branch, Center for Enterprise Dissemination, U.S. Census Bureau
  • 2020 Census PUMA Delineation – Josh Coutts, Supervisory Geographer, Geographic Standards Criteria & quality Branch, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • 2020 Urban Area Criteria – Jennifer Zanoni, Geographer/Project Manager for the 2020 Urban Areas delineation, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Census Has Business Data? An Overview of Key Economic Data for California (including COVID data) – Andrew Hait, Survey Statistical/Economist, Economic Outreach and Marketing Staff, Economic Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Meeting Agenda
  • Countdown to 2020 Census – Brigitte Roberts, Partnership Coordinator (Northern California) – Community Partnership & Engagement Program, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Differential Privacy – Michael B. Hawes, Senior Advisor for Data Access and Privacy Research and Methodology, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Proposed 2020 Census Data Products – Rachel Marks, Senior Technical Expert on Population Statistics; Marc Perry, Senior Demographic Reviewer, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • California’s Census Efforts – Ditas Katague, Director, Census 2020 California Complete Count Committee, California government Operations Agency
  • Geographic Programs Update – Christine Elowitt, Geographer, Los Angeles Regional Census Center, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Accessing Census Data in 2019: The Transition to Data.Census.gov – KaNin Reese, Chief, Dissemination Outreach Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Meeting Agenda
  • 2020 Census Operations – Albert E. Fontenot, Jr., Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs, U.S. Census Bureau
  • 2020 Census Partnership Program – Michael Hall, Area Regional Census Manager – Partnership Program Los Angeles Regional Census Center, U.S. Census Bureau
  • State Efforts for the 2020 Census – Ditas Katague, Director of Census 2020 – California Complete Count California Government Operations Agency
  • Statewide Outreach and Rapid Deployment (SWORD) Mapping Portal – Jim Miller, Research Program Specialist Demographic Research Unit, Department of Finance
  • In-Office Address Canvassing for the 2020 Census: An Overview of Operations and Initial Findings – Michael Commons, Geographer, Address and Spatial Analysis Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
  • The Future of Data Dissemination at the U.S. Census Bureau – Tammy Anderson, Center for Enterprise Dissemination Services & Consumer Innovation, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Geographic Programs Update: Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) and Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) – Tim McMonagle, Geographic Coordinator, Los Angeles Regional Office, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Meeting Agenda
  • 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) – Walter Schwarm, Manager, California State Data Center, and Linda Akers Smith and Tim McMonagle, Geographers, Los Angeles Regional Census Center, U.S. Census Bureau
  • 2020 Census Outreach and Challenges – Census Bureau – Jerry Wong, Partnership Specialist, Los Angeles Regional Center, U.S. Census Bureau
  • 2020 Census Outreach and Challenges – California – Walter Schwarm, Manager, California State Data Center
  • LUCA Technical Workshop – Linda Akers Smith and Tim McMonagle, Geographers, Los Angeles Regional Census Center, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Meeting Agenda and Speaker Biographies
  • Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program Update – Linda Akers Smith, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Census Geography Tools (Geocoder, Mapping in American FactFinder, Geodatabase Files) – Linda Akers Smith, U.S. Census Bureau
  • 2020 Census – James Christy, U.S. Census Bureau
  • American Community Survey: New Data Products and Tool (2014 Supplemental Estimates Tables, 2010-2014 Variance Replicate Estimate Tables, Statistical Testing Spreadsheet Tool) – Jonathan Buttle, California State Data Center, Demographic Research Unit
  • Center for Enterprise Dissemination and Consumer Innovation (CEDSCI) – Rob Chestnut, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Meeting Agenda and Speaker Biographies
  • Geographic Programs Update (Geography Support System Initiative (GSS-I), Local Update of Census Addresses Program (LUCA), Redistricting Data Program, Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)) – Linda Akers Smith, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Decennial Update (Research and Testing) – James Christy, U.S. Census Bureau
  • American Community Survey Update (Content Review, American FactFinder Replacement, Microdata Analysis System (MAS)) – Lia Bolden, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Challenges with Enumerating Group Quarters (College Group Quarters, Jails (State Prison Realignment)) – Doug Kuczynski, Estimates, Demographic Research Unit
  • Population Projections (Current Data Series, Review of Data Sources and Methods) – Ethan Sharygin, Projections, Demographic Research Unit
  • Meeting Agenda and Speaker Biographies
  • Geographic Programs Update (Geography Support System Initiative (GSS-I), Local Update of Census Addresses, Participant Statistical Areas Program, Redistricting Data Program) – Linda Akers Smith, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Decennial Census Update (2020 Research and Testing) – Linda Akers Smith, U.S. Census Bureau
  • American Community Survey Update – Lia Bolden, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Using Census Bureau Demographic and Economic Data in Business Planning – Kari Klinedinst, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Overview of Three Poverty Measures: Official Poverty Measure, Supplemental Poverty Measure, California Poverty Measure – Caroline Danielson, Public Policy Institute of California
  • Introduction to Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) and National Historical Geographic Information Systems (NHGIS)– Katie Genadek, Minnesota Population Center

SCDC Workshops

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Network Affiliate Workshops

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Census Bureau Workshops, Videos, and Webinars

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Tech Talk, Tips, Tricks, and Links

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