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2020 Census: Resources and Information

FTA bases annual apportionments for transit formula funding on U.S. Census data, which the U.S. Census Bureau publishes every 10 years. The 2020 Census urban area delineations can have substantial impacts to FTA grant recipients. The effects of the new Census boundaries will be reflected in FTA’s FY 2024 apportionments. FY 2023 apportionments will be unaffected.

What’s New

  • On February 17, FTA updated the Crosswalk of Census changes to reflect a Census Bureau revision combining the San Francisco—Oakland, CA and San Rafael—Novato, CA urban areas.
  • In January 2023, FTA published a Crosswalk and Map of 2020 Census UZA changes. The Crosswalk table compares 2020 and 2010 Census data for Urbanized Areas. The map includes both 2020 and 2010 Census data and contains designated Urban Areas, NTD Reporters, and other relevant information.
  • On December 29, 2022, the Census Bureau announced final urban areas based on the 2020 Census in the Federal Register.

Upcoming Events

  • Joint FTA-FHWA Webinar focused on planning implications of 2020 Census: Summer 2023

FTA Resources

2020 Census Changes

FTA Program Requirements 

National Transit Database

Additional Resources

Past Events

Other Federal Resources 

Census Bureau

Federal Highway Administration

Last updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2023