REP. MALONEY: BUSH, GOP CENSUS STANCE WILL COST NEW YORK CITY $2.3 BILLION

Mar 9, 2000
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Census, highlighted a PricewaterhouseCoopers report released today that found that New York City stands to lose approximately $2.3 billion during the next decade if the Census Bureau is blocked from releasing the most accurate population data. In a press conference on Sunday, March 5, 2000 in Oakland, California, GOP Presidential candidate George W. Bush expressly stated that he supports the anti-sampling position of the Republican Party leadership. The Republican leadership staunchly supports blocking the Census Bureau from releasing corrected census data.

"This study makes it clear that if George W. Bush and Congressional Republicans get their way, New York City will lose $2.3 billion over the next decade," Maloney said. "This is serious business. The Census determines where tens of billions of federal dollars are sent, for programs like Medicaid, Foster Care, Social Service Block Grants, and Child Care and Development Block Grants. The bottom line? The outcome of the 2000 presidential election will translate into the gain or loss of $2.3 billion for New York City.

"The Republican Party's position on the Census effectively reduces African-American males to nine-tenths of a person, under-funds school lunch programs, and reduces emergency services in poor communities. Bush is on board with the Republican crusade, and that's not compassionate, conservative, or fair," Maloney continued.

Thursday, the Presidential Members of the US Census Monitoring Board, which was established by Congress, released a comprehensive study of the effects of the Census on federal funding. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an independent accounting firm, found that New York City will lose approximately $2.3 billion in federal funds if the Census Bureau is not allowed to release more accurate, corrected census data.

The PwC study contains the following findings about New York City:

If Gov. Bush is elected President and refuses to let the Census Bureau release corrected census data that more accurately counts the nation's poor and minority communities:

New York City will lose more federal funding than any other metropolitan area in the country, due to the census undercount -- approximately $2,260,671,000.

Kings County will lose $963,822,000, (second only to Los Angeles County, CA).

Bronx County will lose $760,928,000.

New York County will lose $643,772,000.

Queens County will lose $251,623,000.

How Many People Don't Live in New York City?

People Don't Live in New York City?

New York City will be one of the largest undercounted metropolitan areas in the country. Between 3% and 4% of the city's population will be missed in the 2000 Census count.

New York City will be in the country. Between 3% and 4% of the city's population will be missed in the 2000 Census count.

Bronx County will have an undercount of 5.25%.

Kings County will have an undercount of 4.14%.

New York County will have an undercount of 4.06%.

Who Does not live in New York City?

Does not live in New York City?

Undercounts in Bronx County:

Hispanic 6.04%; Black 6.89%; American Indian 3.78%; Asian/Pacific 4.92%

Undercounts in Kings County:

Hispanic 5.85%; Black 6.9%; American Indian 3.03%; Asian/Pacific 3.9%

Undercounts in New York County:

Hispanic 6.77%; Black 6.83%; American Indian 3.91%; Asian/Pacific 4.84%

Undercount in Queens County:

Hispanic 5.37%; Black 5.04%; American Indian 1.35%; Asian/Pacific 3.01%

To view the complete PwC report, visit the Census Monitoring Board website at https://www.cmbc.gov.

 

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