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Down for the count

Sundance stuck with census results for now

 

February 10, 2022

Jeff Moberg

The U.S. Census Bureau thinks the number on the population sign is too high, but local officials disagree.

Despite efforts from city staff to dispute the results of the 2020 national census, it seems that Sundance is stuck with a population count that officials don't believe is correct.

"I don't think we're going to get the change," said Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced last year that Sundance had seen a significant reduction from 1182 to 1032 citizens between the years of 2010 and 2019 – a decline of 150 people, or 12.7%.

"It's very disheartening that they think we have lost people," said Lenz when she first raised the issue with the city council in September, sugg...



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