By Robert A. Fauci, Associated Press WriterAssociated PressStaff WriterNEW ORLEANS (AP) — How to determine if you’re in the Texas area?
You could call the Census Bureau, but it doesn’t answer.
Instead, the bureau offers a few tips on its website.
“To find out whether you’re Texas, check the map,” the bureau says.
“The Census Bureau’s maps show the boundaries of counties, towns, cities and townships.
For a list of Texas county boundaries, see Texas County Boundaries.
If you’re unsure of where you are, try looking for it on the Internet or on your county map.”
The Census Bureau has no data on where people in Texas live.
Its website says the bureau doesn’t publish its map data.
In fact, it has been under fire for not providing accurate information.
The Census bureau has received complaints about a lack of detail in some maps.
A 2012 report from the nonpartisan Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) said that census bureau data showed that counties in Texas were concentrated in the southwestern part of the state.
A 2013 study by the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) found that the bureau’s maps showed areas of Texas that were much more sparsely populated than census data showed.
The institute concluded that the Census bureau’s map data had “not been accurately and fairly presented.”
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has also complained that the census bureau doesn�t provide accurate information on counties.
The bureau didn�t respond to a request for comment.
A recent report from ITEP, however, said that data shows the BLM has not taken action to address census tracts that are too sparsely inhabited.
The BLM says that the data from the Census data does not reflect the extent of the problem.
A 2014 report by the advocacy group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) found the BLM had only recently begun working to improve census tract maps, and the BLM still hadn�t taken action.
In the report, ALEC noted that the BLM is the nation�s only federal agency that doesn�s own census tracts and is charged with compiling and distributing the information.
According to the report from ALEC, the BLM doesn�ts have a plan for updating its census tract data and doesn�T have a national mapping system that can be used to produce maps that accurately reflect population density.
In response, the Census Department said in a statement: “The Bureau of Census and the Census Research Division (CRD) work together to develop census tracts based on information from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), U.S. Census Bureau (USC) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) census databases.
The Bureau’s mapping system is updated every year and the Bureau of Data and Interpretation (BDI) maintains a consistent, up-to-date mapping database and geographic information systems (GIS) for each tract.
Census tract maps that are not updated or corrected annually can lead to inaccurate information on census tracts.
These are the data used to make census tract boundaries and to map census tracts to provide a more accurate, accurate, and useful picture of the United States.”