The Washington Post
April 27, 2021
Lower-than-expected state population totals stoke concerns about the 2020 Census
A day after the government released the first results from the 2020 Census, some states and civic organizations were reeling from unexpected results, and wondered if the differences between projections and actual data might be an indicator of problems with the count. George Hammond, director of the University of Arizona's Economic and Business Research Center, said that "census population estimates tend not to be particularly close, even in percentage terms, to what the actual population count might be."