The U.S. Census Bureau says it probably overcounted the total U.S. population in the 2010 census by 0.01% or about 36,000 people, an improvement from the 2000 census, which had an overcount of 0.5%. In contrast, the 1940 census is estimated to have undercounted the total population was as much as 5.4%.
The 2010 census had the same problems it usually has in dealing with minorities, renters and young males. The 2010 count was short by about 1.5 million people, including about 2.1% of African Americans and 1.5% of Latinos.
You can read more in an article by Michael Muskal in the Los Angeles Times at http://goo.gl/T7uye.
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