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      Macomb's special census worth the cost

      Macomb Mayor Mike Inman says the city will receive about an extra $1.2 million dollars from the state and federal government because of a population increase.

      More money is now headed to Macomb thanks to the results of a special census.

      Macomb Mayor Mike Inman says the city will receive about an extra $1.2 million dollars from the state and federal government because of a population increase.

      That money will be spread out over the next seven to eight years until the 2020 census is conducted.

      That breaks down to about $290,000 a year but Inman says it will fluctuate.

      The census money comes from a local government distribution fund and a state motor fuel tax fund.

      The city completed a special census last year.

      It cost about $95,000 to complete.

      "We want to make sure we're getting our fare share of those shared revenue sources," Mayor Inman said. "When you have more people, you need to provide more services. We want out people to receive proper representation."

      The results found that Macomb's official head count is around 22,000.

      That number is up by more than 2,000 since the 2010 census.

      Mayor Inman says the extra money will go into the city's general fund and public works fund.