I have seen the 2011 data for the Current Population Survey identifying Somali populaion in MN to be at 124,768. The U.S. census for 2010 is about 32,000 in MN and the American Community Sample for 2011 is at 33,887 in MN.
While it is commonly assumed that the Census is substantiallly undercounting because they do not use ethinicity other than simply race (African American, Asian Pacific Islander, other, etc.) it is shocking to see the 400% increase. How can we explain this dramatic variance? I understand that the CPS uses smaller sample size but how can this explain such a dramatic increase in population? Can I trust the CPS result?
Is there someone I can talk to so to better understand this?