Census May Take Hit as Business Data, Redistricting at Stake

Posted on August 16, 2017
Created by Bloomberg News


Companies and political groups worry the Census Bureau is stumbling into a critical year of preparation for its next decennial survey as Congress considers a fiscal 2018 spending proposal they say would short the bureau hundreds of millions of dollars. Advocacy groups are concerned that a skewed 2020 census could affect future legislative reapportionment and redistricting. Businesses, meanwhile, depend on fine-grain data on shifting demographics, including the age, race, and income level in nearby households.

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