U.S. Department of Commerce

Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP)

The 2010 Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) allowed designated participants, following Census Bureau guidelines, to review and suggest modifications to the boundaries for block groups, census tracts, census county divisions, and census designated places for reporting data from the 2010 Census. The American Community Survey and other Census Bureau programs may also report data for these statistical areas following the 2010 Census.

NOTE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS: Please disregard any references to a "Submission Form" you may see in the Participant Procedures for verification. After the guidelines were finalized, it was determined that there was no need for this form. Please follow the instructions for submission found in Section 3 of the guidelines, "Submitting Verification Corrections to the U.S. Census Bureau".


The criteria for these statistical areas were published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2007 [72 FR 17324-17343] for public review and comment.

For information about the PSAP criteria used for Census 2000, please reference the Census 2000 Statistical Areas Boundary page.

If you have any questions regarding criteria for geographic entities covered under the Participant Statistical Areas Program or the program details, please contact the Geographic Standards and Criteria Branch at 301-763-3056, by e-mail at geo.psap.list@census.gov or by mail to Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC, 20233-7400.

For more information about the Census Bureau's statistical areas, geographic concepts or terminology, please reference the Geographic Areas Reference Manual, published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division
Geographic Standards and Criteria Branch

Created: July 25, 2006
Last revised: June 01, 2012