NYC Lawmakers To Challenge ‘Dead Wrong’ Census Data

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Local lawmakers announced plans on Sunday to challenge the 2010 Federal Census count of New York City.

“We believe that errors have occurred in putting together the census results for Brooklyn and Queens,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “It seems evident to us that something incongruous happened in the Census count in these two boroughs.”

WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reports

Dozens of New York’s elected leaders gathered in Jackson Heights – one of the busiest neighborhoods in Queens – to announce that the city will challenge what they believe to be a census undercount, reports WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs.

“The numbers are dead wrong,” Senator Charles Schumer said. “The Census Bureau has to go back to the drawing board and fix them.”

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reports

New York City stands to lose millions of federal dollars, from health programs for kids to highway funding, if the census numbers are correct, reports CBS 2’s Sonia Rincon.

City and state lawmakers said they will now formally challenge the data.

Mayor Bloomberg indicated that the problem could be census takers counting residences where there was no answer at the door as vacant.

“Anyone who walks the streets knows there is not a lot of empty housing,” he said.

Bloomberg said the biggest undercount seemed to be in immigrant communities.

Senator Schumer said he is asking the Commerce Department to investigate the Census Bureau’s methods. He said their conclusion that the city grew by only about 167,000 people shows they don’t know how to count urban populations.

“They’ve never been good at it, but that’s no reason to short-change New York,” he said.

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  1. Kala says:

    What a joke. People have been running away from New York City since the sixties and the last time the liberals bankrupted the city. I am so grateful my dad got us out of that filty city in 1965 after some one got mugged on our street in Bay Ridge.

  2. Little girl from Queens says:

    What a joke this is, 1300 grow in Queens! I think the students grow in Francis Lewis High School alone probably outnumber 1300.

  3. eleonars says:

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  4. Ron Reale says:

    Ron Reale

    Thank you ICE, you just saved us money on frauds and illegals. Now, if you could just find them and throw their illegal, worthless, ignorant arses out of the country, we’d all be a lot better off.
    Immigration, Hell yes!
    Illegal dirtbags ignoring and disrespecting our laws, throw them all out, jail them or shoot them in the street.
    Name one other country in the world that allows it’s laws to be ignored and flaunted like this, certainly not their home paradise, Mexico!
    Ron Reale
    realetybytes.com

    1. 1608 says:

      Hay bumd ash, not everyone from Mexico is illegal.

      1. jrobinson says:

        no…. but I’ll wager MOST OF THEM are.

  5. Micha says:

    The count is off because of the illegals living there. I am not trying to turn this into a pro/anti immigration debate. I’m justy stating the facts… illegals won’t fill out the census because they don’t want ICE showing up- plain and simple. This country doesn’t want to do anything about it, so mayor bloomberg has no one to blame but the politicians in washington…

  6. benny shylock says:

    Sorry
    Every one who landed in
    America
    was an related to

    immigrant

    You can thank
    ice
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    for the low census count!

    1. Ron Reale says:

      Thank you ICE, you just saved us money on frauds and illegals. Now, if you could just find them and throw their illegal, worthless, ignorant arses out of the country, we’d all be a lot better off.
      Immigration, Hell yes!
      Illegal dirtbags ignoring and disrespecting our laws, throw them all out, jail them or shoot them in the street.
      Name one other country in the world that allows it’s laws to be ignored and flaunted like this, certainly not their home paradise, Mexico!
      Ron Reale
      realetybytes.com

  7. 1608 says:

    I always tell ppl ny is the place 2 b, but the more I read comments like this. Well u get da point, BUT THEN

    1. Sim says:

      So, what is your point?
      Don’t do anything about illegals? Tolerate them and accept as way of life in NYC?

      1. 1608 says:

        It’s not only illegals.
        The old, new, victims of crime who don’t answer the door. If I don’t know you are coming and don’t know you I will not answer, that goes 4 my child too. I do get ur point.

      2. badman says:

        what’s your beef with them? they steal your job cleaning toilets?

  8. Sim says:

    Of course the data is wrong, reason being all the illegals didn’t fill out the census form. Govt. should have annouced that with every completed census form, you get free medicaid, and then see all illegals fill this form out. See NYC population number skyrocket after that.

    1. NYC says:

      Illegals can’t apply for medicaid–only American citizens or permanent residents.
      Please inform yourself next time before posting. Just blame the illegals for everything.

      Nevermind that the city of NY, with all its problems, is making it hard for us Americans to live here and a lot of us choose to leave.

      1. Sim says:

        I think you should check your knowledge on medicaid. Illegal pregnant women do qualify for medicaid. Illegal children do get medical assistance in one form or another.

  9. Tom says:

    Four million llegals is what they are missing. Keep voting Democrat! Corruption, taxes, unions, illegals, Etc. Etc.

  10. j says:

    “It seems evident to us that something incongruous happened in the Census count in these two boroughs.” Funny how he believes himself.

  11. simon goldfarb says:

    Filthy Cuban Swine.

    1. badman says:

      ask your mom, simon. she knows.

  12. DR. MENGLE,GOT TWINS? says:

    FOR ONCE..AND MOST LIKELY THE ONLY TIME, I AGREE WITH THAT PRINCE OF FLORIDA..KNOWN AS MAYOR MIKEY…OH AND ROSE TELL YOUR STUPID MEXICAN TO CALL TACO BELL..BET SHE ANSWERS FASTER THAN A MEXICAN CROSSING THE BORDER…THE CENSUS DATA WAS CORRUPTED…LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE…WE HAVE MORE MEXICANS THAN ROACHES..IM SURE EVERY INTELLIGENT MORON IN NYC KNOWS THAT..

  13. PIKE BISHOP JR. says:

    FOR ONCE..AND MOST LIKELY THE ONLY TIME, I AGREE WITH THAT PRINCE OF FLORIDA..KNOWN AS MAYOR MIKEY…OH AND ROSE TELL YOUR STUPID MEXICAN TO CALL TACO BELL..BET SHE ANSWERS FASTER THAN A MEXICAN CROSSING THE BORDER…THE CENSUS DATA WAS CORRUPTED…LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE…WE HAVE MORE MEXICANS THAN ROACHES..IM SURE EVERY INTELLIGENT MORON IN NYC KNOWS THAT..

  14. miguel dias says:

    first off the data is not wrong. second off the mayor doesnt even want those people in his city (except of course when he needs money to spend on the good rich people of manhattan, which those people are not ..theyre from queens and brooklyn) , high horse is a huge understament. the government would be making a huge mistake giving them anymore money at all..it wouldnt be used on the people of queens and brooklyn. Michael bloomberg is obviously out of his mind…as you can clearly see from his spiderman or whatever that was show… (oh, and hate nyc….”AMEN!”

  15. Rose says:

    You have a good point. My hispanic neighbor never answers her bell even when she expects a chinese food delivery. I know this how, he rings my bell. I no longer allow him in since I do not use this particular restaurant.

    1. El Gringo!!! says:

      The same people who don’t answer the bell are the one’s that are on the public assistance programs that will be shortchanged by the federal government, because NYC’s count will be off. That’s OK!!! The Middle Class will once again save the day and pay for it!!!!

  16. Hate NYC says:

    Oh please, all about the money! Why the heck would he think that the NYC population grew more then 167,000 people in 10 years? Please, NYC is lucky they had a positive, not a negative, like the rest fo the state. Too damn expensive, too many taxes, to many fees, just too plain exepensive period! I still have no idea how people can afford to live there, or why they would, for that matter. Bloomberg needs to fall off his high horse!

  17. j says:

    Hispanics never answer the door as per George Lopez

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