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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah could have been $900 million richer if everyone in the state had returned the U.S. Census form in 2000. That's why mayors from around the Salt Lake Valley are urging everyone to fill out this year's census form.
"It's more than just a population count," says Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon. "It's about the future and well-being of our county and our state of Utah."
Accounting from PricewaterhouseCoopers estimated 30,000 Utahns were not counted in 2000. That cost the state about $3,000 per person, per year, in federal funds for schools and other programs.