700 new jobs started this week in Cincinnati as the newest wave of government workers took to the streets for what will become a three-month walking of every street in every town in the region. Equipped with the latest in hand-held global-positioning gadgets, the census field workers are charged with counting every person in the city as part of the U.S. Census.
Mayor Mallory takes the business of counting seriously as an accurate tally will translate into federal dollars. Currently the Census Bureau estimates the city's population at 332,458 – less than the 378,259 he believes are actually living in the city.
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Writer: Jeff Syroney