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Accession Number PB2013-110533
Title Evaluating Current and Alternative Methods to Produce 2010 County Population Estimates.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 58p
Personal Author J. Devine T. Yowell
Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau produces estimates of the total population at the national, state, county, and subcounty levels, and total housing unit estimates are provided at the state and county levels. Population estimates are also produced by demographic characteristics (age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin) for the nation, states, and counties. The estimates are used for the distribution of federal funds by state and local governments, and as controls for Census Bureau and other surveys. As part of an ongoing effort to improve the accuracy of these estimates, the Census Bureau undertook a comprehensive research effort to evaluate both its current methods and alternative methods. This effort included research from experts internal and external to the Census Bureau. The results of this research will inform methodological decisions for the decade after the 2010 Census by providing information that will help answer the five questions below. This paper examines the accuracy of the Administrative Records (ADREC) method, which is currently used by the Census Bureau to produce county-level population estimates, and several alternative series of housing unit-based population estimates.
Keywords Age
Demographic characteristics
Hispanic origin
Housing unit
Local governments
Population estimates
State governments

Source Agency Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
70F - Public Administration & Government
Corporate Author Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC. Population Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number N/A

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