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Cornell Program on Applied Demographics

Census 2020: What State and Local governments need to Know


New York State Digital Address Count Lists

In preparation for Local Update Census Addresses (LUCA) the Census Bureau made address list counts available. These counts represent the number of residential and group quarters addresses in each Census block. These counts can be compared with local address listings and if differences are observed it is important that the local area participates in LUCA, as that is the best way to tell the Census Bureau where to count the local residents.

The Cornell Program on Applied Demographics added information from the 2010 Census (Housing unit counts and household/Group Quarters population) to these counts and linked them to shapefiles, so they can be imported and analysed in a GIS sysem.

Select a county from the drop down menu and a link to a zip file will appear with the shape files, the original address count list. A county map displays the difference between the housing units as counted during the 2010 Census and the number of residential addresses in the 2017 Master Address File.

The Census Bureau will keep making changes to the MAF as a result of its regular maintenance efforts (e.g. updates from Postal Delivery Sequence Files) and canvassing operations (in office and in field). This means that block counts as presented in these files are also subject to change and might not be equal to the number of addresses that will be sent in the LUCA address review (spring 2018).

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Last modified: February 2, 2018