Let’s discuss the key census:population. The wiki does a good job documenting how the key came to be in the database and has some notes under “cleanup” so I recommend reading that.
Here’s some stats from poking around a bit:
- 18,397 features still have this key
- 18,392 of these features are not in the “United States” according to Overpass areas
- 62 features with the tag
census:populationdo not have the tag
- 15,730 features have a
populationvalue that agree on the population
- Spot checking ~30 random features where
populationdisagree leads one to believe that the vast majority of such cases are caused by the
census:populationvalue being wildly out of date.
Given the above, my personal feeling is that this is now a dead and useless tag. My first proposal would be to remove this tag from every feature that has a
population tag and adjust the other 62 features manually.
What do folks think? If there’s no major concerns/discussion ongoing, I’ll probably get around to this next week.
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