Census ReTraction

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Daniel Massey, Crain's New York Business reporter, reports on the city's efforts to correct the 2010 census count. 


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Comments [6]

Alex from Brooklyn NY

The Orthodox Jewish community who migrated to NY after World War II is missing a generation of people who today would be 60-75 years old, because nobody was born during the years of the war or were kild. Orthodox have large families with many children, so if a stand alone census would have been done on the orthodox community, u would find more children, and less elderly, exactly the opposite trend of the rest of the city.

May. 17 2011 10:26 AM

Man, oh, man... if this discrepancy is as bad as said on air, then whoever worked quality control for that census tract is in some seriously deep trouble.

May. 17 2011 10:24 AM
Anthony from Brooklyn

Any chance this has something to do with realtors hiding apts to keep costs high? this was a huge problem at the beginning of the crash.

May. 17 2011 10:24 AM
Elizabeth from Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

How can there be a shortage of public school kindergarten spots ALL throughout Brooklyn and a drop in population???

Anyone with kids knows that there is an increase in kids. My neighborhood of Greenwood Heights has a visible baby boom.

May. 17 2011 10:22 AM
Marco from New York

Why is this a surprise? New York is a sanctuary city with hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. Obviously these people do not want to participate in a government operation like the census.

May. 17 2011 10:20 AM

3 apartments in my building never got a form. the other 7 apartments got 2 forms (mailed at 2 diferent times)
we had to call in to be counted, who knows if we were counted?

May. 17 2011 10:20 AM

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