1964 US Census Bureau Predictions and Score

In 1964, the US Census Bureau predicted US populations in the future through the year 2010. Were they accurate or was this just another bad prediction?

They predicted:
1967: 200 million
1970: 206-211 million
1985: 248-276 million
2010: 322-438 million

The actual numbers were:
1967: 198 million (2 million below projection)
1970: 205 million (1-6 million below projection)
1985: 238 million (10-38 million below projection)
2010: 310 million (12-128 million below projection)

It’s really not too bad considering these predictions were made 46 years ago.

Source: Sarasota Journal, July 9, 1964.

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