Census Bureau reports 4.9 percent undercount on reservations


Last updated 9/23/2012 at 2:09pm

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau 4.9 percent of Native Americans living on reservations were missed in the 2010 census. Even though various groups such as the NCAI tried to get as many people involved in the count, Native people were missed in greater number than other ethnic groups.

WASHINGTON, DC--The U.S. Census Bureau missed 4.9 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives who live on reservations, the agency said today. The rate is similar to the 4.74 net undercount of American Indians and Alaska Natives on reservations on the 2000 Census. It's a marked improvement from the 12.2 percent undercount on the 1990 Census.

But American Indians and Alaska Natives on reservations were missed far more often than all other racial and ethnic groups, according to the agency. Overall, the 2010 Census saw a net overcount of 0.01 percent.

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