Congressman Fattah Commends Mayor Nutter - and all 1.5 million Philadelphians - for Rising Census Count

Mar 10, 2011, 11:56 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement concerning the census count for Philadelphia:

"Congratulations to Mayor Nutter – and to all of us 1,526,006 Philadelphians – for performing the simple but significant civic act of getting counted in the 2010 Census. For the first time since 1950 – more than the lifetime of most living Philadelphians – the city has experienced an increase in population in the decennial Census. The increasing size and diversity of Philadelphia reflects the Mayor's growth policies as well as the vitality of our city.

"The Mayor created and chaired 'Philly Counts!' which I was pleased to serve as an honorary co-chair, an energetic campaign to make sure every Philadelphian got counted. The hard work of the Mayor's team will assure that Philadelphia receives its rightful share of federal resources over the next decade."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah