San Jose May Challenge Census Count

By The Associated Press
|  Monday, Apr 25, 2011  |  Updated 6:42 AM PDT
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San Jose May Challenge Census Count

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Some California cities may challenge U.S. Census figures that indicate they had little growth or shrank over the past decade

San Jose fell short of the expected 1 million residents. San Jose Deputy City Manager Deanna Santana says grants and other funds based on population could be at stake.

San Jose joins a couple of Southern California cities that are considering challenges to the federal head count.

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido tells the Los Angeles Times that his city plans to file a protest with the Census Bureau in June after figures showed a 4-percent decline in population.

Pulido says the city's growing and he believes that many immigrant residents refused to be counted, some of them for fear of deportation.

Long Beach, the state's seventh-largest city, gained only about 700 residents and San Jose's population fell short of the expected 1 million.

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