Census Bureau Partnership Programs
State Data Center
In 1982, the State of Utah entered into a voluntary agreement with the U.S. Bureau of the Census to establish the Utah State Data Center (SDC) program. The SDC Program is one of the Census Bureau’s longest and most successful partnerships. The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute serves as the lead coordinating agency for thirty affiliate organizations in the statewide network. SDC affiliates include universities, government agencies, libraries, and regional and local organizations that produce primary data on Utah. Click here for a list of affiliate agencies.
For assistance with your data needs please contact: Mallory Bateman, Utah State Data Center Coordinator, Mallory.Bateman@utah.edu, 801-587-9224
Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates (FSCPE)
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute is the FSCPE partnership agency for the State of Utah. The state FSCPE agencies work with the Census Bureau to provide data and reviews for the annually updated population estimates. As part of the review process, the Utah Population Committee (UPC) produces population estimates by state and county. Population estimates are used to distribute over $675 billion in Federal funding and to determine eligibility for many social programs which are based on population.
Federal-State Cooperative for Population Projections (FSCPP)
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute is the state FSCPP agency in Utah. The FSCPP program is a companion to the FSCPE program, focused on population projections rather than estimates. Through the FSCPP program, the institute exchanges technical information, ideas, and developments on population projections with the Census Bureau. The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute utilizes the Utah Demographic and Economic Model to create population projections for counties and the State of Utah.