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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Census 2020 Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) Workshop


Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) offers federally recognized tribes, state tribal liaisons, local governments, councils of governments, and regional planning organizations the opportunity to review and modify select statistical boundaries that the U.S. Census Bureau uses to count people in your community, so that we can give you the most relevant, useful data possible.


Statistical boundaries let the U.S. Census Bureau give you the small-area statistics and spatial data you need. You know your local community best. By participating in PSAP, you can help the Census Bureau provide relevant, useful data about population, income, and housing for small-area geographic analyses.

Standard statistical geographies include:

• Census tracts

• Census block groups

• Census designated places (CDPs)

• Census county divisions (CCDs)

Communities in the AACOG Region are asked to identify participants for PSAP.  The participants from the communities will work with the Census Bureau to review and modify statistical boundaries for each participant’s locality.

During the program, participants will work with interested local parties to review the 2020 PSAP plan and send modifications back to the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau provides a free software called Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS) for participants to review the boundaries and generate the final 2020 PSAP plan.

The PSAP Workshop is being sponsored by AACOG and the U.S. Census Bureau.

For more information, contact Claudia Mora, Director of Regional Services, at (210) 918-1284 or

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