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Census accuracy report shakes up municipal challenges

Census accuracy report shakes up municipal challenges.

Mayor Mark Mallory (D) has been consistent in his questioning of Census counts of Cincinnati. After winning challenges leading up to the 2010 decennial Census, city officials had reason to believe the numbers would come back better. They did not. And according to a new audit, it appears that it may have been a good move to not file a challenge of the 2010 results. More from The Atlantic:

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the results of a post-Census analysis showing that its decennial count of the country was nearly as accurate as intended, with only a slight overcount that is not statistically significant…The agency also notes that there was no statistically significant undercount or overcount of the populations in any counties or cities of 100,000 or more people.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.