In 2018 the United States Census Bureau released a public notice in the Federal Register regarding a change in their differential privacy system. The change in the differential privacy system will have an impact on the way researchers, organizations, and the general public can analyze future Census Bureau publicly accessible data. To examine the potential effects of differential privacy on Mississippi population totals, this brief explains differential privacy and compares the Census Bureau’s 2010 Decennial Census and 2010 Demonstration Data Product.
Deleveaux, Jamiko and Sweeney, Elizabeth Young, "The Potential Impact of the Census Bureau's Differential Privacy System: Understanding Characteristics of the Mississippi Population" (2020). Population Briefs. 5.