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Preliminary Census Data Shows Drop in Population

August 12th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release initial 2020 Census data to all states on Thursday afternoon- and at least according to one local official- the news will not be good for Western Maryland. Census counts are used in part to redraw congressional and state legisla­tive district boundaries, based on their change in population and demographics. During a recent meeting hosted by the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, Delegate Jason Buckel said the preliminary data shows yet another population decline in the region…