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2010 Census Notes and Errata

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Program Overview

The Census Bureau established the 2010 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) Program by which state, local, and tribal area elected officials may challenge their jurisdiction’s 2010 Census counts. On June 1, 2011, the Count Question Resolution (CQR) Program began accepting 2010 Census challenge submissions. All challenges must be received by the Census Bureau no later than June 1, 2013.

The U.S. Census Bureau partnered with state, local, and tribal governments across the nation to help ensure a complete and accurate count in the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau’s goal was to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. There are historically a small percentage of cases where a wrong geographic boundary or coding of a housing unit was used to produce the official census population and housing counts for a local area. There may also be processing errors. The Census Bureau will not collect any additional data during the challenge process.

If a challenge results in a change, the Census Bureau will issue official revised counts to the affected governments. These changes can be used by the governments for future programs that require official 2010 Census data. They will also be used to calculate subsequent population estimates for that community.

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