Counting the Seasonal Surges

… Typical population counts are based on assuming that each American has one place of residence — an assumption that is becoming increasingly problematic, researchers say, as more people travel for work, own second homes or otherwise split time among two or more places. …

The Census Bureau faces obstacles and other priorities when faced with calls to improve handling of multiple residences. Earlier this year, the House of Representatives voted to de-fund the ACS [American Community Survey], citing the intrusiveness of questions. [cont.]

Carl Bialik, Wall Street Journal