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Marc Draisen and Holly St. Clair

Getting numbers right

By Marc Draisen and Holly St. Clair
November 6, 2006

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THE US CONSTITUTION mandates a census every 10 years, and the Census Bureau fulfills this responsibility with admirable efficiency. But 10 years is a long time. Government agencies, business owners, and academics want more up-to-date information . So, the Census has taken to estimating population shifts each year in between the actual counts. (Full article: 724 words)

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