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2010 Census undercounts Latinos, Blacks, Native Americans

11th June 2012   ·   0 Comments

(New America Media) — The U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that the 2010 census undercounted 2.1 percent of the Black population, and 1.5 percent of the Hispanic population. American Indians and Alaska Natives living on reservations were undercounted by 4.9 percent, compared with a 0.9 percent overcount in 2000.

“While the overall coverage of the census was exemplary, the traditional hard-to-count groups, like renters, were counted less well,” Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said. “Because ethnic and racial minorities disproportionately live in hard-to-count circumstances, they too were undercounted relative to the majority population.”

This article was originally published in the June 11, 2012 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper

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