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Tutorial 7: Accessing the 2010 Census Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171) Summary File

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  • Welcome to the American FactFinder Accessing the 2010 Census Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171) Summary File Tutorial.
  • The fundamental reason for conducting the decennial census is to apportion the members of the House of Representatives among the 50 states. The census data allow state officials to realign congressional and state legislative districts in their states, taking into account population shifts since the last census and assuring equal representation for their constituents in compliance with the "one-person, one-vote" principle of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
  • The 2010 Census Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171) Summary File contains the data used for this redistricting.
  • In this tutorial, we will demonstrate a simple way to access the 2010 Census Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171) Summary File (hereafter referred to as 2010 Census Redistricting Data) on American FactFinder.
  • To begin, navigate to American FactFinder at factfinder2.census.gov.
  • Click Topics on the left navigation of the Main Page.
  • The Topic Navigation expands.
  • Click Dataset.
  • A list of available datasets displays.
  • Select the 2010 Redistricting Data Summary File dataset.
  • The search results are updated to include all tables derived from the 2010 Redistricting Data Summary File.
  • From this list you can select to view or download the available tables.
  • By default, the system will present results for the U.S. geographic summary level.
  • To select other geographic summary levels, use the Geography Search on the left navigation. For additional information on this functionality, see the Search using Geographies, Population Groups, and Industry Codes Tutorial.
  • This concludes the Accessing the 2010 Census Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171) Summary File Tutorial.
  • In this tutorial, you learned a simple way to access 2010 Census Redistricting Data on American FactFinder.
  • For more information visit American FactFinder at factfinder2.census.gov.