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The 2010 Census Puzzle With so much money and power on the line, big cities dispute wildly varying counts

Some of the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 Census data poses a puzzle. The Bureau found far fewer people in many major cities than its own estimates had found a year earlier. Now the Census Bureau and cities are debating which numbers are closer to the truth. No one knows for sure — and no one may ever know for sure.

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