Is the Census Bureau On Track For Another Estimating Fiasco? | Newgeography.com

This has implications for Dennis, the elimination of the Census long form leaves us with only estimates of economic data. These estimates followed upon the population estimates of the previous decade which illustrated annual population growth. This ended up overestimating both the town and county’s 2000 population.

The first statistics to come out of the American Community Survey (the “replacement” for the long form) has been based upon the incorrect population estimates. This leaves us with unworkable numbers and a need to develop our own estimates.

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003877-is-census-bureau-on-track-for-another-estimating-fiasco

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