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 Oklahoman’s citizens, communities, and businesses have access to critical Census data.
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.
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.
- July 2017 – April 2018
Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program for local governments
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
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.