The U.S. Census Bureau (USCB) released the initial 2020 Census data to all states on Thursday, August 12 following a 1:00 p.m. press conference. A summary of the raw data has been posted to the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) State Data Center website. Planning also tabulated housing units and population, which is also posted.
by Joe Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Planner
Many jurisdictions coordinate the development of new comprehensive plans with the arrival of decennial census data. Census data is a foundation of comprehensive planning, providing a snapshot of Maryland communities, outlining growth trends, and distinguishing key demographic indicators.
Mark your calendars for the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) 2021 Architectural Fieldwork symposium on October 28th and 29th!
This virtual event will discuss projects including the Maryland slave dwelling survey, laser scanning, the American Indian community in Baltimore, historic graffiti, and planned communities in Maryland.