Next round of census data to be released Thursday

General Assembly - Raleigh - May 2020
N.C. General Assembly as seen from the grounds of the Capitol building. (A.P. Dillon, North State Journal)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Census Bureau will release the first local-level results from the 2020 Census Thursday.

States use these sets of data on race, voting-age population and more to redraw the boundaries of their congressional and state legislative districts.

The Census Bureau will host a news conference providing initial analysis of the results.

In anticipation of the release, the N.C. General Assembly is establishing its rules for the session. The joint redistricting committee will provide public access to draw maps at the legislative building and take comments on redistricting criteria.