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The Authority of the Bureau of the Census to Adjust Population Data for Purposes Other Than Apportionment

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The Commerce Department has the authority to use sampling and other recognized statistical procedures in order to correct the unadjusted population figures obtained in the decennial census for the year 2000, at least for purposes other than providing the basis for apportioning seats in the United States House of Representatives.

Updated July 9, 2014