Indiana will receive detailed local level information from the Census Bureau this week. The data will have specifics on population totals for multiple geographies. Information on race and age will also be included in the report to help determine how communities have changed since 2000. The information will first be sent to Indiana’s leaders and then they’ll release it to the public. The director of the census says the data will be helpful to lawmakers as they work to re-draw district maps.
A U.S. Census Bureau official says the report will likely be released Thursday afternoon. Virginia, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Mississippi are the only other states where reports have already been made public.