Can’t trust the government or maybe just its math

Actually, we should have been clearer when we did this story about the ethnic shifts in cities such as Rosemead. Numbers for the population change came from the U.S. Census Bureau. Callers have complained that the percentages don’t add up. That’s because we should have clarified that residents could check multiple boxes for ethnicity.

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One Response to Can’t trust the government or maybe just its math

  1. Anonymous says:

    That’s partly why the white, non-Hispanic population in Rosemead has been so slow to realize that they are a tiny minority in the city–less than 10%, rather than the 30 or 40 percent that the “White” percent in the 2000 census might suggest.

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