U.S. Census Bureau

Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal
Evaluation Memorandum C7

Assessment of Consistency of Census Results with Demographic Benchmarks

August 24, 1999
J. Gregory Robinson
Kirsten West
Arjun Adlakha
Population Division

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Section 1. Background

Section 2. Methodology

Section 3. Limitations

Section 4. Results

  1. Consistency of Population Totals with Independent Benchmarks

  2. Consistency of Housing Totals with Independent Benchmarks

  3. Consistency of Key Demographic Characteristics

  4. Early Demographic Inferences about the Magnitude of Undercoverage

Section 5. Conclusions/Recommendations

Section 6. References

TABLES

Table 1. Comparison of Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal Results with Independent Estimates Adjusted for Net Undercount: Sacramento City and Menominee County
Table 2. Comparison of Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal Results with Independent Estimates Adjusted for Net Undercount: South Carolina Site
Table 3. Comparison of Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal Results on Housing with Independent Estimates
Table 4. Comparison of Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal Results on Housing and Population with Previous Censuses: Group Quarters (GQ's), Vacancy Rates, and Persons Per Household
Table 5. County Level Comparison of Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal Results on Housing and Population with Previous Censuses: Group Quarters (GQ's), Vacancy Rates, and Persons Per Household
Table 6. Percent Distribution of Households by Number of Persons per Unit and Average Number of Persons per Household (PPH) for Dress Rehearsal Sites: 1980, 1990 and 1998
Table 7. Distribution of Population by Race for Dress Rehearsal Sites: 1970, 1980, 1990 and 1998
Table 8. Distribution of Population by Hispanic Origin for the Dress Rehearsal Sites: 1980, 1990, and 1998
Table 9. Comparison of Unadjusted Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal Results with Adjusted Independent Estimates
Table 10. Comparison of Number of Persons Enrolled in Medicare and Persons Aged 65 and Over Enumerated in the Census: 1990 and 1998 (South Carolina Site)
Table 11. Comparison of Number of Children Enrolled in School (Grade 1 to 8) and Children Ages 7-14 Enumerated in the Census: 1990 and 1998 (South Carolina site)
Table 12. Demographic Estimates of Percent Net Undercoverage and Coverage for Children Under Age 10: 1990 and 1998 (South Carolina Site)

FIGURES

Figure 1.  Population by Age: 1990 and 1998

Figure 2.  Population by Birth Cohort

Figure 3.  Sex Ratios by Age and Race for South Carolina Site

Figure 4.  Sex Ratios by Age for South Carolina Site

APPENDIX

Appendix A. Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal Overview

Appendix B. Technical Appendix

Appendix C. Table 1. Population and Housing Benchmarks for the Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal Sites: 1990 Census Counts, Most Recent Estimates, and Census Day (4-18-98) Interpolations and Extrapolations

Authors: J. Gregory Robinson, Kirsten West, and Arjun Adlakha (Population Division)
Created: May 26, 2000