PricewaterhouseCoopers Census Study:
West Virginia
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West Virginia

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 Whites22,7461.28
African American1,6582.77
Asian/Pacific Isl.3002.57
American Indian/Alaskan Native582.25

Estimated Effect of 2000 Undercount On Federal Funding By County:

County Central City People
Funding Loss/Gains
(in thousands)
Brooke Weirton (part), WV 296 1.12 1,509
Cabell Huntington (part), WV 1,355 1.41 2,325
Hancock Weirton (part), WV 360 1.04 2,291
Kanawha Charleston, WV 2,699 1.31 7,298
Marshall Wheeling, WV 367 1.02 2,465
Wayne Huntington (part), WV 525 1.22 1,990
Wood Parkersburg, WV 999 1.12 5,076

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U.S. Census Monitoring Board
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