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Census Counts

Sources for questions on census counts, undercounts, overcounts and sampling

Census methodology

1) The Bureau of the Census has a page on the mathematical formula used for determining apportionment

2)  The Math Behind the 2010 Census Apportionment of Representatives shows how the Census formula works out for the 2010 Census by state.

3) Formula Grants see federal definition; explains generally how federal funds are distributed to states, often using Census data.

4) The Census Bureau has a page that explains apportionment that links to tables of where to federal funds are distributed

5) 2020 Census Updates