2020 Census data releases

Click on a tab below to access various 2020 Census data products. Some of the data files are large and may require additional time to download.

Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A

This release contains population counts and sex by age statistics for approximately 1,500 detailed racial and ethnic groups, such as German, Lebanese, Jamaican, Chinese, Native Hawaiian, and Mexican, as well as American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) tribes and villages like the Navajo Nation.

Counts are available at the national and state level. For substate geographies, including counties, places, census tracts, and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian areas, the counts must meet minimum population thresholds to be shown. Depending on the population size of the racial or ethnic group in a given geography, age and sex data may be available for 4, 9, or 23 age categories. Please see the Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristic File A release page and 2020 Census Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A (Detailed DHC-A) Technical Documentation for more details.

The full Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A can be accessed from data.census.gov. State and County level data are also available in the Detailed Race and Ethnicity in the United States and Puerto Rico: 2020 Census visualization. You may find the following How to Find Population counts for Detailed Race and Hispanic Origins helpful to learn how to use this visualization.

Below we have aggregate race and ethnicity data from the DHC release and the detailed race and ethnicity data from the Detailed DHC-A release for the total population. Keep in mind there are many more tables available from the DHC release and age and sex detail available from the Detailed DHC-A release that are not shown here.


Adams Grays Harbor Pierce
Asotin Island San Juan
Benton Jefferson Skagit
Chelan King Skamania
Clallam Kitsap Snohomish
Clark Kittitas Spokane
Columbia Klickitat Stevens
Cowlitz Lewis Thurston
Douglas Lincoln Wahkiakum
Ferry Mason Walla Walla
Franklin Okanogan Whatcom
Garfield Pacific Whitman
Grant Pend Oreille Yakima


Demographic and Housing Characteristics File

Access the DHC data through data.census.gov or Explore Data by Topic from the Demographic and Housing Characteristics File release page.

The lowest level of geography varies by table, with many tables available for census blocks.

Data Table Guide: Includes the list of tables, lowest level of geography by table, and table shells.

Demographic Profile

This release has data tables including age, sex race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household type, family type, relationship to householder, group quarters population, and housing tenure.

Access demographic profile data by geography here:

Redistricting data will be released in legacy format on August 12. OFM plans to post data in easy to use excel or csv formats within a few days of its release.

The redistricting data includes counts of population by race, ethnicity (Hispanic or Latino origin), voting age, housing occupancy status, and group quarters population down to the census block level. This data will be used to redraw legislative boundaries and boundaries of other jurisdictions that elect representatives using internal districts (counties, cities, schools, ports, and fire districts). Census data will also be used to distribute more than $1.5 trillion in federal funds to states, counties and cities, and to influence public and private decision-making related to education, healthcare, transportation and many more issues.

Data tables

Census block csv only Legislative district [2022] (county parts) excel | csv
Census block group excel | csv Voting district csv only (updated 8/18/2021)
Census designated place excel | csv Public Use Microdata Areas excel | csv
Census designated place (county parts) excel | csv School district excel | csv
Census tract excel | csv School district (county parts) excel | csv
City excel | csv State excel | csv
City (county parts) excel | csv Tribal area excel | csv
Congressional district [2012] excel | csv Tribal block groups excel | csv
Congressional district [2012] (county parts) excel | csv Tribal tracts excel | csv
Congressional district [2022] excel | csv Urban areas excel | csv
Congressional district [2022] (county parts) excel | csv Urban areas (county parts) excel | csv
County excel | csv Urban growth area excel | csv
County (unincorporated/incorporated) excel | csv Urban growth area (county parts) excel | csv
Legislative district [2012] excel | csv Zip Code tabulation area excel | csv
Legislative district [2012] (county parts) excel | csv Zip Code tabulation area (county parts) excel | csv
Legislative district [2022] excel | csv  


The tables included herein have been created by the Washington State Redistricting Commission, ESRI and CityGate GIS. They are based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Redistricting Data Summary File, also known as the Public Law 94-171 file. In accordance with RCW 44.05.140, the population, race and ethnicity data were adjusted at the Census block level in a manner that reflects the last known place of residence of inmates incarcerated in state adult correctional facilities, persons committed to receive involuntary behavioral health treatment, and persons residing or placed in juvenile justice facilities.

RCW 44.05.140 adjusted Census block, county and voting districts.

2020 Census apportionment data

The apportionment population represents the first official 2020 Census numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The apportionment counts are used to distribute the 435 seats of the House of  representative among the 50 states based on each state’s population. The apportionment population includes the resident population plus the overseas population consisting of military and federal civilian employees and their dependents living with them who could be allocated to a state.

Summary for Washington state

  • The apportionment population for Washington state is 7,715,946.
  • Based on the apportionment population, Washington will have a total of 10 seats in the House of Representative, the same as the past decade.
  • The resident population for Washington state is 7,705,281 making Washington the 13th most populous state in the country.
  • Washington’s resident population increased by 14.6 percent or 980,741 people between 2010 and 2020 outpacing the national growth rate of 7.4 percent.
  • The overseas population for Washington is 10,665.
  • More on 2020 Census apportionment.

Operational metrics from the 2020 Census

2020 Census geographic files

Washington’s updated TIGER/Line Shapefiles, containing geographic entity codes (GEOIDs) that can be linked to the Census Bureau’s demographic data, were released on February 2, 2021, and can be found here.

What's Next?

Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File B (estimated release September 2024)

Subjects: Household type and tenure information for the same detailed race and ethnicity groups and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages mentioned for the Detailed DHC-A. Geographies will likely include state, county, places (cities and towns), census tracts, and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) areas.

Supplemental Demographics and Housing Characteristics File (estimated release September 2024)

Subjects: Data that combine characteristics about households and the people living in them, including the total population in households, average household size by age and tenure, average family size, household and family type for people under 18 years old, and total population in households by tenure. Geographies released will be limited to the nation and state.

Privacy-Protected Microdata Files (release dates unknown, please see Census Bureau 2020 data products page for updates)


Last updated
Monday, December 18, 2023
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