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Initial Census Reports – Biggest Winners
Have you returned your Census questionnaire yet? The official census day was Thursday, April 1, 2010. The latest numbers indicate that nearly 65% of Americans have filled out their survey and mailed it back. According to the Census Bureau, “for every percentage point increase in mail response, taxpayers will save an estimated $85 million in federal funds”. So take a few minutes to answer the 10 questions and return the survey.In the meantime, a CNNMoney report just released outlines the Biggest Winners (and Losers) in the 2010 Census. (Information becomes available, first, for the MSA’s, then later for the micropolitans and smaller towns. We will share out take on that as soon as it becomes available.) One benefit of population growth is the amount of federal dollars that a city can gain by the increased headcount. In addition, depending on the rest of the state, a gain in congressional seats may also occur.
This week we will give you the winners in order of largest expected population gain:
Next week we will share with you the Biggest Losers in the Census count.