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2020 Census Demographic Profile and Demographic and Housing Characteristics Press Kit

The 2020 Census Demographic Profile and Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC) provide demographic and housing characteristics of local communities, including population data on age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, families and households, and data on homeownership and vacant and occupied housing.

  • The Demographic Profile provides an overview of topics in the 2020 Census in one, easy-to-reference table for geographies down to the tract level. 
  • The DHC provides more detailed tables, many down to the block level.  

News Release

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How to Access Data

Demographic Profile

web Access the Data
Includes a selection tool and step-by-step guide.
web Explore Data by Topic
Includes links to popular tables.


web Access the Data
Includes video tutorials and how-to guides.
web Explore Data by Topic
Includes links to popular tables.

Tips on finding related data from 2010:

Data Visualizations

Ranking Tables



Resources by Topic

Age and Sex

web Interactive Population Pyramid: How Has Our Nation’s Population Changed?
View changes by year, race, Hispanic origin, and geography, and download some of the underlying data.
web Interactive Map: Exploring Age Groups in the 2020 Census
View characteristics like population change and the racial and ethnic diversity index for age groups in different geographies.
web Age Heaping in the DHC
This blog examines age heaping patterns in the DHC. Age heaping: respondents who do not know exactly how old someone is often guess ages that end in 0 or 5.

Race and Hispanic Origin

Families and Households


Group Quarters


The Census Bureau held a prerelease webinar May 16 at 1 p.m. EDT, to discuss the 2020 Census Demographic Profile and DHC to help data users prepare for the release.  


Upcoming Webinar

Technical Documentation and Other Data Guidance

Information on data collection, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, subject definitions, and guidance on using the data:

xls Data Table Guide
This guide includes the final list of tables, lowest level of geography by table and table shells for the DHC and DP.
xls 2020 Census Data Product Planning Crosswalk [<1.0 MB]
This Crosswalk includes a list of tables for the 2020 Census, compared to the published list of tables from the 2010 Census.

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Page Last Revised - May 31, 2023
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