"Untallied residents mean less aid for the Portland area"
- February 19, 2010
"For every 100 people whom the decennial U.S. census misses," writes Nikole Hannah-Jones in this morning's Oregonian, "Multnomah County misses out on $1.2 million in federal money." In the 2000 census, it's estimated that more than 6,000 people weren't counted in Multnomah County.
Nick and County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury are Co-Chairing a Complete Count Committee, working with local groups to increase the number of people counted in the 2010 Census. So far, the Committee has distributed $150,000 to local groups that work closely with historically undercounted communities.