By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror
While Arizona ranks at the bottom of 2020 Census response, a new congressional report estimates the state would lose more than $600 million in federal funding over the next decade if just 1% of the population isn’t counted.
The report was released by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
“Each person who gets counted in the 2020 Census brings in about $887 per year in funding for Medicaid, CHIP [Children’s Health Insurance Program], and foster care assistance programs” in Arizona, the report said.
It estimates that a 1% undercount in Arizona would mean: