City of Macomb set to use special census

      The city of Macomb could be seeing an additional $12,000 a year for the rest of the decade.

      After the 2010 Census was taken, many locations around the city grew more populated.

      Mayor Mike Inman said they called for a special census so they could have a more accurate representation of the city.

      For each person, the city receives revenue of about $120.

      This special census will also provide a dozen part time jobs to people around the city.

      Inman said the additional revenue will help the city with a number of projects, preventing a need for certain taxes.

      "If we were to garner 100 more people. 100 more people through this census, we would get roughly $12,000 in additional shared revenue every year for the balance of this cycle, which would be another seven years," said Inman.

      The special census will begin the 2nd week of October and is expected to last three to four weeks.