By Lex Treinen
Chilkat Valley News 

Haines loses appeal of Census which showed 500 resident drop


February 22, 2024

The U.S. Census Bureau rejected Haines' appeal over the 2020 population count, which showed Haines’ population dropping by around 500 residents.

“I’m deeply disappointed. I really thought that our response was compelling,” said borough clerk Alekka Fullerton, who worked on the appeal. “I was mad – it’s a big deal to our community.”

The bureau counted 2080 residents in Haines in 2020. The borough appealed that number in June.

Fullerton said a few weeks ago, she realized the borough still hadn’t received a response about its appeal. She reached out to her contact at the Census Bureau, who told h...

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