2020 Census

Esri provides the U.S. Census Bureau's 2020 Census data for the United States and Puerto Rico. Census data is updated every 10 years and represents a complete count of the population. Census demographics are point estimates, representing April 1 of the census year.

The Demographic and Housing Characteristics (DHC) file, released in May 2023, provides basic information on population and housing as well as detailed information on the following:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Household type
  • Family type
  • Relationship to householder
  • Group quarters population
  • Housing occupancy
  • Housing tenure

Esri has augmented the 2020 Census data with additional data:

  • Hispanic Population by Race
  • Population 18 and under by Race
  • Comparison to key 2010 and 2000 Census measures


2020 Census

Available geographies

See Available geographies.

Update frequency

Census data is updated decennially (plus annual updates to geographies that are updated annually, such as ZIP Codes).


The following document describes the detailed methodology used for 2020 Census data: 2020 Census Esri Methodology Statement; a PDF is available.

Sample reports

The following sample 2020 Census reports are available:

For more information about reports and the products that contain them, visit ArcGIS Apps.

For information about the number of credits needed to run reports, see Credits by capability.

Release notes

Variable lists

The variable list for Puerto Rico Census data is available. You can also review the U.S. data catalogs:

Data availability

Esri Census demographics data is available in various products including the following:

For information about purchasing Esri 2020 Census demographics data as a stand-alone dataset, contact datasales@esri.com.