Correcting the Count: The Population Estimates Challenge Program

This guide explains how the Population Estimates Challenge Program allows county and local governments to challenge and correct inaccuracies in the population estimates produced for their locality by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program, which estimates population change between decennial censuses. The guide also provides information on an opportunity for stakeholders to help improve the Challenge Program by submitting comments to an upcoming Federal Register notice and explains how local governments can challenge their group quarters counts through a one-time 2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review program.

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