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July 7, 2020

‘We Could Be Feeling This for the Next Decade’: Virus Hits College Towns

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Shawn Hubler, NY Times

Mayor Steve Patterson of Athens estimates an undercount could cost his small city up to $40 million over the next 10 years “for things like community development block grants, jobs and family services and senior services that rely on a strong census count to get a full funding.” “We could be feeling this for the next decade,” Mr. Patterson said. In California, where Democrats have prioritized the census, the city of Davis and its surrounding county partnered long before the pandemic with the university to maximize its response rate, which is now higher than the state average. But the exodus of students has cut sales tax revenues by 50 percent, Mr. Frerichs said.

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