Census Bureau Stands By its Numbers for NYC

The Census Bureau rejects the NYC challenge, but mostly on technical grounds. Here are the rules for census challenges. The only other choice is to conduct a full census of NYC on the city’s dime.

Previous stories about this issue follow the updated news.

Census Rejects City Challenge
Pervaiz Shallwani | Wall Street Journal
April 1, 2012

A spokeswoman with the Department of City Planning, which oversees the census issues, said it is “unfortunate no mechanism exists to rectify the errors we identified.” She said department demographers planned to work with the Census Bureau to improve procedures for a more accurate count during the 2020 census.

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In his letter rejecting the city’s claims, Arnold Jackson of the U.S. Census Bureau said that while there were errors, they didn’t fall
into the three areas that trigger a change in the count, such as geographic boundaries.

Census Numbers for City Won’t Change, Bureau Says
Matt Flegenheimer | New York TImes
April 1, 2012

Filing Challenge to Census, City Says 50,000 Weren’t Counted in 2 Boroughs
Sam Roberts | New York Times
August 10, 2011

Survey Hints at a Census Undercount in New York City
Sam Roberts | New York Times
May 24, 2011

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