Advisory: Personator 2020 Census Data

*Major Update: Personator updating to 2020 Census Data.

Starting the week of November 15, 2021, Personator’s Census Data will be updated from 2019 to 2020. All clients who are currently using Personator’s default Census outputs will be affected including:

  • Census Block
  • Census Tract
  • Census Key

Those who are using the census outputs in Personator (and not specifically requesting the 2010 Decennial Census Keys in the options) will automatically start getting the 2020 Census Data after this upcoming update. The change from 2019 to 2020 is quite significant and about 80% of the census blocks and tracts have changed. Businesses that are affected by the update in Census Data are recommended to look into using the static 2010 Decennial Census Data.

We understand that different companies have varying requirements for Census Data. Melissa’s Personator API will be supporting the 2010 Decennial Census Data, the 2020 Decennial Census Data and the latest yearly Census releases moving forward (2021, 2022, etc.).

For more information, please read the full advisory here. If you have any questions, please reach our technical support team.