COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
Special Joint Committee on Redistricting
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL COURT
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133-1053
STANLEY C. ROSENBERG
Hampshire and Franklin District
TEL. (617) 722-1532
MICHAEL J. MORAN
Eighteenth Suffolk District
TEL. (617) 722-2460
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Brian Rielly (617) 722-2460
March 22, 2011 Chris Dwelley (617) 722-1532
Special Joint Committee on Redistricting announces that the Census Bureau Ships Local 2010 Census Data to Massachusetts
(Boston) - The United States Census Bureau shipped local 2010 Census data to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Massachusetts on Monday March 21, 2010. After confirmation of receipt, usually within 24 hours of shipment, the Census Bureau will issue a news release with five custom tables of data for the state. Tuesday’s release is expected around 2 p.m. EDT. At that time, the full set of data will be available for the public to download at: http://www.census.gov/rdo/data/2010_census_redistricting_data_pl_94-171_summary_files.html
Within 24 hours after release, the data will be posted on the Census Bureau’s new American FactFinder site: http://factfinder2.census.gov.
The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will use the Census data to create new legislative districts after holding a minimum of 12 public hearings around the Commonwealth to solicit testimony from the public on the redistricting process. The dates and locations for scheduled hearings can be found at: http://www.malegislature.gov/redistricting.
The Committee encourages interested parties to download the Massachusetts data from the U.S. Census Bureau or contact Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin (http://www.sec.state.ma.us/census/index.htm), the Massachusetts liaison to the U.S. Census Bureau for the 2010 Census, if they have any question concerning the information.