Buffalo Mayor Discusses 2020 Census, Effects On City

Shane Shrader
Shane Shrader

Buffalo Mayor Shane Schrader discussed the upcoming budget sessions, saying the city's financial outlook is good, with the council expected to be working on an $11 million to $11.5 million budget for fiscal year 2019-20.

Mayor Schrader said preparations will be getting underway this year for the 2020 census, which will be important to the city in numerous ways involving funding from both the state and federal governments.

The mayor said there can be significant gains or losses in revenue based on changes in the census, which is why it is important to get an accurate count.

The official population of Buffalo was 4,595 during the 2010 census, and has varied slightly over the last 9 years from an estimated high of 4,642 in 2015 to the current estimate of 4,584.

Mayor Schrader said people need to keep in mind the importance of next year's census, as far as federal dollars coming in, trickling up from Cheyenne.


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