State of New Mexico Census Dissemination and Demographic Analysis Program
University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research
This article discusses the census undercount problem in New Mexico and plans to remedy the situation by using GIS technology to improve the quality and accuracy of local population estimates. It describes the geospatial demographic estimation modeling methods used by researchers at the UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research-Population Estimates Program (BBER-PEP) to reduce undercount. The article also briefly describes future population studies planned by BBER-PEP using GIS technology. Illustrated with maps and tables.
Baker, Jack; Xiaomin Ruan; and Michael McDaniel. "Spatial Demography as a Method for Population Estimation: Addressing Census Bureau Under-estimation of New Mexico's Populations Using GIS Technologies." (2007). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/bber/58