Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Lam looks at population and development in next 15 years in UN commission keynote address

Mitchell et al. find harsh family environments may magnify disadvantage via impact on 'genetic architecture'

Frey says Arizona's political paradoxes explained in part by demography

Highlights

NIH announces new policy for resubmissions (4/17/14)

2014 PAA Annual Meeting, May 1-3, Boston

PSC newsletter spring 2014 issue now available

Raghunathan appointed director of Survey Research Center

Next Brown Bag


PSC Brown Bags will return in the fall

Reynolds Farley photo

The Unexpectedly Large Census Count in 2000 and Its Implications

Publication Abstract

Download PDF versionFarley, Reynolds. 2001. "The Unexpectedly Large Census Count in 2000 and Its Implications." PSC Research Report No. 01-467. February 2001.

In December 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau announced a surprisingly large count for residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia--2.6 million more people than expected on the basis of the 1990 enumeration adjusted for undercount. This short paper explores how changes made for the Census of 2000 may have significantly improved the enumeration; why the count was so much larger than expected; and why adjusting census data for undercounts may still be a good idea.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next