Working papers are intended to make results of Census Bureau research available to others and to encourage discussion on a variety of topics. They have not undergone a review and editorial process generally accorded to official Census Bureau publications.
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Seasonality of Moves and the Duration and Tenure of Residence: 1996
The pattern of seasonality found in the 1996 SIPP is much the same as that described in the earlier report based on 1993 data.
Evaluation of Census Bureau’s 1995-2025 State Population Projections
The purpose of the paper is to evaluate the Census Bureau’s state population projections for the years 1995-2025.
Guide to Inter Migration Stats: Foreign-Born Population Data
This report presents an overview of information available from the U.S. Census Bureau about the U.S. foreign-born population.
Historical Census Statistics on Population by Race, 1790 to 1990
This working paper presents historical decennial census data on population totals by race and by Hispanic origin for large cities in the United States.
Evaluating Forecast Error in State Population Projections
In this study, Census 2000 counts are used to measure forecast error in projections for April 1, 2000.
Accuracy of the U.S. Census Bureau National Population Projections
This paper evaluates the accuracy of Census Bureau population forecasts using an ex-post facto approach.
Evaluating Components of Intl. Migration: Foreign-Born Emigrants
This report focuses on the evaluation of the Census Bureau’s estimate of foreign-born emigration from the United States between 1980 and 1990 (DAPE).