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CADILLAC — Wexford County is both older and younger than the U.S. population as a whole.

That’s what the last U.S. Census in 2010 said, anyway.

And because there are so many kids here, the state stands to lose more than $400,000 in federal funding if a national trend toward undercounting kids under the age of 5 continues in Wexford County alone.

Research since 2010 has indicated that the 2010 Census undercounted children, according to the Michigan League for Public Policy, which recently released a data tool designed to help communities understand how many people live locally that are at risk of not being counted in the next census.

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