May 21, 2001
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), the former Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee and the founder and Chair of the Congressional Census Caucus, issued the following statement upon the release of the Census 2000 Demographic Profile for New York.

"While these statistics help paint the portrait of New York City and State they are incomplete, because the Bush administration refuses to release the more accurate corrected Census data that shows that 136,141 people were missed from New York City in the 2000 Census, mostly Black, Hispanic and Asian-American New Yorkers.

"These numbers are helpful. The data allows us to better understand what challenges New Yorkers face in finding quality education for their children, commuting to and from work and accessing emergency services.

"But it is outrageous that the Bush Administration refuses to release the more detailed information on where over six million Americans, across the country were missed in the Census," said Rep. Maloney. "The American taxpayers paid for it, they deserve to see it."