City Officials Contest 2010 Census Figures

New York City officials are contesting the 2010 census figures that showed small population gains in the city.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Joe Salvo, the city's demographer, said they have evidence that shows the city grew by 250,000 people more than the census showed.

The city grew by 2.1 percent to a figure of 8.175 million residents, according to census data.

"We don't quite understand the numbers," Bloomberg said on Thursday.  "We're also surprised at the numbers this morning because we think we were successful in getting more New Yorkers to fill out and send back their census."

With the Associated Press