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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

Three Blogs to Help You Understand Population Estimates

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The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the 2016 population estimates, which helps gauge change in the population since the 2010 Census. Read the blogs below to understand the methodology behind these releases.

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Net Migration and Population Estimates: A High-Level Overview

Written by: Amel Toukabri, Local Government Estimates and Migration Processing

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released population estimates to help us gauge change in the population since the 2010 Census. Births, deaths and net migration are the main components of population change. Read full blog on <www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2017/10/net_migration_andpo.html>.

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Methodological Improvements of Migration Estimates: Domestic and International

Written by: Amel Toukabri, Local Government Estimates and Migration Processing

Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases an updated series of its official population estimates. Relying on the 2010 Census counts as a starting point, estimates at the national, state, county, and subcounty (cities and towns) levels are developed using current data on births, deaths, and migration (also known as the components of population change). Read full blog on <www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2017/10/methodological_impro.html>.

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City and Town or “Subcounty” Estimation Methodology

Written by: Amel Toukabri, Local Government Estimates and Migration Processing

The U.S. Census Bureau produces estimates of the total resident population for all areas of general-purpose government on an annual basis. These subcounty areas consist of both incorporated places, such as cities, boroughs, and villages; and minor civil divisions such as towns and townships. Read full blog on <www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2017/10/city_and_town_orsu.html>.

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