By: Eric Albers and Emily Harris
After months of anxiously waiting, we have finally received the next round of Census 2020 results! On August 12th, the Census Bureau released its third phase of Census 2020 data products: the redistricting data. This data’s primary purpose is redistricting, so while it goes down to the smallest geographic level possible, it does not have the full level of demographic detail that later data releases will have. Additionally, the initial data format is not particularly user-friendly, so cleaning, aggregation, and analysis is required.
That’s where we come in.
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute did all the hard work for you, and created the Census 2020 Utah Redistricting Data Dashboard. This allows users to explore Utah-specific results of total population, housing, and race and ethnicity at the state, county, and city/place level.
Want to download the data? You can do that. Want to turn the graphics into a PDF or image? You can do that too! Want to spend hours flipping through dynamic visualizations that tell you about the demographic changes happening in your city or county? Totally.
Here are some tips and tricks on how to use the dashboard: