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How much are you costing your neighbors?


August 23, 2020

How much are you costing Woods County residents? Every person not counted in the 2020 Census causes the county to lose out on federal funding. It’s estimated that each person is valued at $1,675 each year for ten years to help fund numerous community programs, hospitals, schools, fire departments and police departments. Census figures are used by businesses looking for places to locate. The numbers are also used in determining representation in government, both state and national.

The Northwest Oklahoma Alliance (NwOA) estimates that an undercount of just five percent will cost Woods Coun...

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