Census response could affect billions in funding and U.S. House seats

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Census response could affect billions in funding and U.S. House seats

WHIO Local News – DAYTON, Ohio – Filling out the census could mean the difference between not just millions, but billions of dollars for the state of Ohio.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said in a statement last week that if just 2 percent of Ohioans don't respond to the census, the state could lose $2.7 billion over the next 10 years. The census was mailed to 120 million mailboxes last week.

According to Brown, Montgomery County would be one of the hardest hit, standing to lose up to $128 million. In the nine-county area that comprises the Miami Valley, the number jumps to $392 million.

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