Fishers may spend nearly $400K for partial census

Remember when I wrote about how some suburbs were debating whether to pay to conduct a special census?

Several state tax distributions (including the motor vehicle highway fund, cigarette and tobacco products, alcohol and riverboat waging) are based on U.S. Census data, but those population figures are only collected once every decade. In fast growing cities, that can mean populations are grossly underestimated, and communities miss out on hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Now Fishers is moving forward: The city council is expected to considered the funding for a partial census at its meeting Monday.

Here's an updated breakdown of the expected costs and benefits of it:

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