Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

Census Bureau Announces Apportionment Count Delay

In late December, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it would not be able to deliver a complete and accurate state population count for apportionment by the December 31, 2020 statutory deadline. The Bureau has announced that it plans to “deliver a complete and accurate state population count in early 2021.” The Count is expected to be complete by February 2021. The Bureau faced many challenges in meeting the statutory deadline and announced some issues regarding the data that needed to be corrected. The Bureau also has faced challenges in collecting and processing census data due to the covid-19 pandemic, and litigation regarding extending the census deadline.

NAR was a 2020 National Census Bureau Partner to help encourage greater participation in the 2020 decennial census.  NAR will continue to provide additional census updates. For more information about the census, please visit nar.realtor/census.