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Census Error Could Cost Chapel Hill

Posted October 17, 2003 3:10 a.m. EDT

— The town of Chapel Hill will receive less federal funding due to an error in the

2000 Census

.

Census takers mistakenly counted some University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students twice.

That error could cost the town as much as $250,000 in federal street funding because of Chapel Hill's smaller population.

Utah is also using the UNC-Chapel Hill miscount to fight for a congressional seat it lost to North Carolina based on population.