Colma officials disputing 2010 census data

June 30, 2011 7:13:55 AM PDT
The Bay Area town known for its cemeteries and 1.5 million gravestones is contesting the 2010 census.

Colma says the Census Bureau counted too many living people. Last year, the census shows 1,792 residents in Colma, a 51 percent increase over 2000. However, town planners think a few hundred extra were counted, possibly because of an affordable housing project just outside town boundaries.

Most cities appeal when they feel undercounted and fear they might receive less federal money for roads and services.