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U.S. Census Bureau
Washington, DC 20233-8800
Issued: November 1993
Technical Paper No. 62
Karen M. Mills
This report documents the treatment of Americans living overseas in each of the decennial censuses, particularly those conducted in the 20th century. It presents a detailed, historical look at how such people have figured into the censuses--which components (if any) of the U.S. population living abroad were counted in the overseas population, how the data were collected, how (if at all) these people fit into the apportionment, and the instructions given to stateside census takers on how to handle people absent from a household who were living outside the United States.
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