MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – With hundreds of millions of dollars hanging in the balance, multiple cities across the country are challenging the 2010 Census count as being too low for the current population.
Miami, along with Detroit, Houston, and New York are among the largest cities to challenge the census counts.
Ten years ago, there were 1,200 challenges filed by cities and counties across the country. As of the end of June, the U.S. Conference of Mayors indicated that number will jump dramatically.
That’s because as budgets continue to get tighter and tighter, local officials are especially fearful of any drop in federal money. Each year, roughly $450 billion is distributed to state based on the population.
So far, the census bureau has found 26,000 people who were not counted across six states.