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Mayor Michelle Wu challenging Boston’s 2020 Census count, says population undercounted

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BOSTON —Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said she’s challenging the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 count of the city’s population, saying it was significantly undercounted.

“We’re fighting for our fair share to be counted and to be a part of our community,” Wu said.

Wu said the official count of just more than 675,000 undercounts significant segments of the city’s population including college students, people born in other countries, and those living in correctional facilities.

“Undercounting a population has substantial effects on the city because federal grants and other kinds of revenues come to a city based upon the population of that city,” said Ted Landsmark, distinguished public policy and urban affairs professor at Northeastern University.

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