SD's Meade County Claims Census Undercount
February 15, 2012, 10:21 AM
STURGIS, SD -
Officials in western South Dakota's Meade County believe federal census counters missed more than 3,000 people.
County planning director Bill Rich says the official count was 25,434. Rich believes the county's current population is 28,739 people. That's 13 percent higher.
Meade County stretches from Sturgis to Faith, S.D. It includes Summerset, the state's newest incorporated city.
The county is officially disputing the census count. County officials say the census counted only 165 more people in Sturgis, when at least 165 new homes were built during the same time.
Rich says he's spoken to a number of county residents who never got census forms in the mail, or a visit by any workers.
He says: "There was a whole bunch of mistakes. It was horrible."
© 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
12/3/2013 10:40 AM
Schools in Dell Rapids are back to normal, after students were told to stay inside much of Tuesday morning while law enforcement looked for someone in...
12/4/2013 6:00 PM
Two Watertown High School students are expected to appear in court in Sioux Falls Thursday for murdering 20-year-old Jordan LeBeau on Monday.
12/4/2013 9:55 AM
Robbery was the motive behind a crime in Sioux Falls that ended with one man dead and another hurt.
12/5/2013 11:55 AM
A northwest Iowa day care provider has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a three-year-old girl she was watching in late October.
12/2/2013 4:09 PM
Sioux Falls police are investigating a shooting in the northwest part of the city that left one person dead and another with life-threatening injuries...