Most Populous States Submit Corrections to Census Bureau

Updates to 2020 census due to underreporting of college students, care facility residents, and more.

The U.S. Census Bureau received updates to the 2020 census from California, Texas, Illinois, and New York just as the cutoff for corrections loomed at the end of June. The bureau received nearly 200 requests to update data on the U.S. population before the deadline arrived.

Illinois filed for a large undercount, with Governor J.B. Pritzker saying that the 2020 census missed almost 2% of the state’s 12.5 million residents. This filing cited similar reasons for the undercount as the updates from New York City, New Orleans, and the state of Texas. College students, prisoners, the homeless, and residents in care facilities comprised many of the numbers in underreporting.

The most unusual filing was submitted by the state of California, which stated that over 5,000 crew members aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln were improperly counted. The census assigned those crew members to the population of San Diego, but the state says their proper place of residence is in the local naval base in National City.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Robert Santos to be prudent as he heads the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • For Census Bureau staff and officials as they complete the updates of the 2020 census and begin preparations for 2030.

Sources: Navy Times, U.S. Census Bureau


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