Officials Say U.S. Census Undercounted Black People, Latinos, Native Americans
This could affect political representation and federal funding
Black people, Latinos and Native Americans were undercounted during the 2020 national census, new U.S. Census Bureau data showed, potentially affecting political representation and federal funding for communities with significant minority populations.
The once-a-decade national population count is used to draw both U.S. congressional and state legislative seats in each state, as well as to help distribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds for everything from public housing to Medicare to highway construction.
Thursday's report from the Census Bureau relied on statistical analyses to test the accuracy of the census results.
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