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Demography — Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is the difference between an estimate and a projection?

  • Why does Census population differ from estimates in Census years?

  • Why are population figures revised from time to time?

  • Where can I find the population of a specific city, town, region, etc?

  • Where can I find age/sex detail for a specific region?

  • Can I get data for regions that are not specifically available on the website?

  • What is meant by the term components of population change and what is the definition of each of these components?