Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Census - What does it really cost?

Thanks Pirate!

I really like this quote from the Census article -- "The reality is, we have to do the census, we have to do it well it and Congress will need to fund it," I did a quick look at what the census has cost over the past few cycles. Based on data collected in a GAO report, the Census costs seem to double every cycle.

1990 - $3.3B
2000 - $6.5B
2010 - $11B

How does that work out? The population is projected to increase by about 24% by 2010 from the 1990 number. However, the census costs have increased by 233%.

Where does the money go????

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