U.S. Census Overcounted By 36,000

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U.S. Census Overcounted By 36,000

A survey revealed that the 2010 census counted an extra 36,000 people, or 0.01 percent, because of duplicate forms and deaths, which is down from the 0.49 percent overcount in the 2000 census. What do you think?

  • “I still don’t know about those final numbers. I did a count of my own, and I only got up to like 500 people.”

    Laurie Dare
    Unemployed
  • “Great. So now five tons of ribs and corn on the cob are going to go to waste at the big Fourth of July bash the government's throwing everybody.”

    Ron Mann
    Gate Guard
  • “Imaginary Americans never get any respect from the Census Bureau.”

    David Harring
    Hand Knitter
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