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Census 2020 + Demographics

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce operates the State Data Center for the state of Oklahoma. A partner of the U.S. Census Bureau, the State Data Center ensures Oklahoma’s citizens, communities, and businesses have access to critical Census data.

2020 Census

The U.S. Constitution mandates a full count of the population in Article 1, Section 2. The Census Bureau has counted every resident in the U.S. every ten years since 1790.

The 2020 Census will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used to proportionally distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce and our partners are working with local and tribal governments to prepare for Oklahoma’s participation in 2020’s decennial census count. Visit okletscount.org for more about the 2020 Census.

Count Question Resolution Program

**Detailed information for the 2020 Count Question Resolution Program will be available below once the Census publishes the program details. 

Have questions about the CQR program or want to be included in program alerts/updates?

Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)

Oklahoma’s participation in the upcoming 2020 count will provide our communities with information vital for funding and planning by the state, tribes and local governments. The Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) is the only opportunity for Oklahoma’s local government officials to review and comment on the U.S. Census Bureau’s residential address list prior to the 2020 Census.

Census Timeline

  • July 2017 – April 2018
    Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program for local governments
  • 2018
    Complete Count Committees begin local Census organizing work
  • April 2018
    Census questions delivered to Congress
  • July 2019
    Communications and advertising campaign begins
  • August 2019
    In-field address canvassing and group quarters operation begins
  • March 2020
    Door-to-door enumeration and enumeration at transitory locations begins
  • April 1, 2020
    2020 Census Day
  • April 2020
    Non-response follow-up begins for households that did not submit a Census form
  • December 2021
    The Census Bureau plans to officially notify tribal, state and local government officials eligible to file CQR cases.
  • January 2022
    The Census Bureau begins accepting CQR cases for processing from eligible tribal, state and local governments.
  • June 30, 2023
    Deadline for governments to send CQR cases to the Census Bureau.
  • September 30, 2023
    Deadline for the Census Bureau to provide results to impacted governmental units. 

Note: These dates are subject to change.

The agency provides population projection data and houses historical census data. For the most current data and additional datasets, visit the United States Census Bureau and the American Community Survey.

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