PricewaterhouseCoopers Census Study:
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These estimates show what will happen if the same errors in the 1990 Census show up again in 2000. That means that you can make a difference in how these numbers actually turn out by encouraging your friends, neighbors, and coworkers to fill out their census forms and mail them in. REMEMBER: Your responses on the Census forms or to Census Bureau employees are confidential by law. They cannot be shared with anyone -- not even other government agencies like the IRS and INS.

State Estimated 2000 Undercount:

Number of Persons Missed Persons Missed/Adjusted Total Population (Percentage Undercounted)
Non-Hispanic Whites-11,166-0.22
African American27,4866.20
Asian/Pacific Isl.10,0333.93
American Indian/Alaskan Native3202.24

Estimated Effect of 2000 Undercount On Federal Funding By County:

County Central City People
Funding Loss/Gains
(in thousands)
Barnstable Barnstable city, MA; Yarmouth town, MA 1,644 0.76 151
Berkshire Pittsfield city, MA 1,187 0.90 -1,603
Bristol Attleboro city, MA; Fall River city, MA; New Bedford city, MA 4,049 0.77 -49
Essex Gloucester city, MA; Lawrence city, MA; Lynn city, MA 3,607 0.51 18,273
Hampden Holyoke city, MA; Springfield city, MA; Westfield city, MA 3,681 0.83 -2,571
Hampshire Northampton city, MA 1,643 1.08 -4,578
Middlesex Cambridge city, MA; Lowell city, MA; Waltham city, MA 4,831 0.34 60,584
Plymouth Brockton city, MA 1,754 0.37 18,654
Suffolk Boston city, MA 21,043 3.17 -154,058
Worcester Fitchburg city, MA; Leominster city, MA; Worcester city, MA 5,482 0.74 2,526

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