Arizona could lose $600 million if Census response doesn’t improve

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. 

Related: Arizona tribal leader says accurate census is ‘life and death’ issue

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:

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