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On July 29th, the Census Bureau announced that disruptions in the first half of the 2020 to American Community Survey operations had significantly impacted the statistical reliability of some products and announced several product cancellations.

An extended counting phase and processing issues have pushed the release date for the 2020 Census Data Products back several times. More definitive information is now available about apportionment and redistricting data release plans.

New Tennessee birth data shows that despite the state’s growing population, the number of births have remained relatively flat for nearly a decade. We took a look at the factors driving this trend and the state’s falling birth rate.

The timeline for the initial 2020 Census data products is beginning to fall into place. Release dates for the TIGER geographic products have been set, but a final determination of the timelines for 2020 apportionment counts and redistricting data is outstanding.

Public Use Microdata Areas, or PUMAs, are statistical with no fewer than 100,000 people for which anonymized, individual Census responses are released. In late 2021, the State Data Center will lead an update to Tennessee’s PUMA boundaries.

According to 2018 census data, there were over 435,000 veterans living in Tennessee comprising about 8.5% of the state’s population. We’ve compiled links to state and county-level data to help ease the search for this information.

The new projections incorporate the latest births, deaths and current population estimates to update the projections last released in 2017.

Counties and places with a population of 65,000 or more are included in this first batch of data. The 2014-2018 5-year ACS release in December will include the remaining cities and counties, as well as tracts and block groups.

The State Data Center has published a new data set showing the location of group quarters in the state; locations and characteristics of college residence halls, nursing homes and correctional facilities are included. When complete, the U.S. Census Bureau will use the data to help ensure a full accounting of residents in these facilities across the state next year.

If you work with demographic or economic statistical data, you’re likely familiar with the acronym MSA. This stands for Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area. In either case, MSA’s are an important regional geography built using population density, jobs and commuting patterns.