The Census Bureau evaluates the quality of the decennial census in two ways: through a systematic reinterview program to check the original work; and through demographic analysis. Reinterviews replicate some of the original data collection as closely as possible under tight supervisory control or with supplementary questions. Demographic analysis compares population estimates (based on birth, death and immigration records) with census field results.

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