STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH RE: U.S. Census Results
"Queens is the 10th most populated county in the entire nation and one of the most vibrant in the City, having experienced tremendous growth in residential development over the past ten years. In the district that I represent, the Arverne By The Sea Urban Renewal Project provided housing for almost 900 people.
For the U.S. Census numbers to suggest that the Borough has only seen a .1% population increase over the last decade is nothing short of ridiculous, and an insult to the thousands of people who have relocated to Queens and made it their home. I support Senator Schumer's request for an investigation into the U.S. Census count and I will support Mayor Bloomberg's lawsuit against the U.S. Census if he chooses to file one."