New York one of eight states involved in 2020 U.S. Census miscount

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Numbers from the 2020 U.S. Census show that residents were both under-counted and over-counted in some states.

New York joined Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Utah as the eight states over-counted in the last census.

Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas were all under-counted.

Officials say the miscounts are significant enough to affect federal funding and representation in congress in some states. However, in the case of Minnesota and Rhode Island, it may have actually helped to save congressional seats.