Talk:1990 United States Census

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limited precision[edit]

Why is every state except Connecticut rounded to thousands? —Tamfang (talk) 05:57, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Now, nearly 7 years, the comparison between the 1980 census and 1990 census has roundings (or approximations) for the 1980 census in contrast to complete numbers for the 1990 census and then what it appears to be manual calculations of the differences between the two populations figures. If these are correct/accurate calculations then they would be misleading because the 1980 census numbers are rounded as opposed to precise numbers. This needs to be changed. Did the 1980 census produce only rounded numbers for the states? It appears that the first entry in the list of states by population is California which has a precise figure for both. Did someone get lazy or possibly not have the time to come back and fix what they were trying to correct? Did the original author or progenitor of the comparison forget what they were working on? It happens and things go unfinished. This is, as of now, a very unfinished article. The user:Tamfang above notes it is a problem in 2008, and as of 2015, it still is Stevenmitchell (talk) 18:45, 1 February 2015 (UTC)