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Evaluation of April 1, 2000 School District Population Estimates Based on the Synthetic Ratio Method (Working Paper No. 74)

Figure 5. Mean Algebraic Percent Errors (MALPE) for the April 1, 2000 Estimates of the Total Population and School-Age Population in School Districts Compared with the Census 2000 Enumerated Population by School District Size in Census 2000

School District Size Mean Algebraic Percent Error
Total Population School-Age Population
Under 5,000 3.0 -2.2
5,000 - 9,999 -1.4 -4.9
10,000 - 19,999 -2.2 -5.4
20,000 - 39,999 -3.2 -6.1
40,000 or more -2.5 -3.5

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