U.S. Census BUREAU:
population and housing 2020

Time for the reporting on and beginning analysis of data from the U.S. Census - this one "2020" and already the source of protests. 
The U.S. Census Bureau collects data besides population and housing.  Economic data in various subgroups (i.e. retail, wholesale, government, manufacturing, etc.) and including survey estimates ("ACS").

We note that C.E.R.C. data uses CT methodology and the resulting perhaps inaccurate numbers for town estimates, and shows Weston dropping to 8600 total population in 2020.

At the same time Weston is beginning its Town Plan update the U.S. Census procedures are being challenged:  https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180628_naacp_sues_state_for_prison_gerrymandering/

Of course, we have noted that the U.S. Census is not what it used to be.  It took two years to get any data in the "old days (before the Internet)" with a more complete questionnaire for the "short form."  The "Long Form" was sent to  a "sample" number - we assume that the "rolling" samples used in ACS data is intended to substitute for the "long form" but we have to look into this to see how they differ in methodology... .
Our previous U.S. Census reports for Weston:
http://www.aboutweston.com/censusmap.html
http://www.aboutweston.com/censusmap.html#2010data

QUICK SEARCH:

How easy is this?  http://www.mapszipcode.com/

Methodology?  https://www.census.gov/history/www/reference/publications/demographic_programs_1.html

How has the U.S. Census changed over time?  https://www.census.gov/history/www/genealogy/decennial_census_records/

TIGER (2010):  https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/zcta_rel_download.html

Up until 2000...the last Census before ZIP codes.
https://www.census.gov/history/pdf/measuringamerica.pdf




U.S. CENSUS BUREAU not just for population data - check it out!!!

"FRAMING" THE ISSUE:

https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180628_naacp_sues_state_for_prison_gerrymandering/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-27/2020-census-to-add-question-on-citizenship-status

Elsewhere:

http://factsanddetails.com/india/People_and_Life/sub7_3a/entry-4139.html