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U.S. Census gives annual snapshot of Lawrence

The U.S. Census Bureau late last week released a new set of 2011 data for cities across the country. The data provide the most recent estimates for everything from income levels to housing vacancy rates to demographic trends.

Lawrence likely to challenge Census numbers

New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday did nothing to clear up a mystery surrounding just how many people live inside the Lawrence city limits.

Douglas County growing, albeit slowly

Douglas County is still growing, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau, but its growth remains at a historically slow pace.

Douglas County commissioners to consider changing district boundaries to better reflect census

County commissioners will discuss how those numbers will play into redistricting at its meeting at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday. A public hearing will be held on three proposals for adjusting the commissioner districts so that each has roughly the same number of people.

Census: Kansas population grows 0.6 percent

New estimates released by the Census Bureau show the Kansas population grew by more than 18,000 residents between April 2010 and July 2011.

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Missing persons? City tries solving Census mystery

Lawrence has a mystery on its hands. File it under a missing-persons case — 5,084 missing persons. With one report, the Census Bureau knocked Lawrence back to 2004, which is when city planners had thought the city’s population topped the 87,000 mark.

Social service agencies dispute Douglas County census poverty rates

If you believe the U.S. Census Bureau, Lawrence and Douglas County residents have been doing a stellar job of pulling themselves out of poverty lately. The problem is, several social service providers say they don’t believe the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census numbers reveal Lawrence population is more dominated by renters; plus, more houses are sitting empty

It has been a decade of adding renters and adding empty houses in Lawrence. New numbers were released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau that show a snapshot of the 2010 demographics of the city, and also provide a glimpse at how much the city’s housing market has changed.

Garden City challenges 2010 census numbers

Garden City officials are challenging the 2010 census count for their city.

Kansas, Missouri populations holding steady according to Census Bureau data

While the Midwest as a whole has been losing population to southern and western states, Kansas and Missouri appear to bucking that trend, with more people moving to Kansas and Missouri than are moving out, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

KU men's basketball declared fifth-most valuable program in the nation

Expect a high of 64 degrees and a low of 46 Friday, with a chance of rain late Friday night. In the news: The body of a 44-year-old Perry man is recovered from the Delaware River; Douglas County grows by ...

Chalmers signs contract with Miami Heat

Temperatures and humidity will take a jump again this afternoon. The high for today will top out at 89 degrees with a moderate south wind ushering in more of that gulf moisture making the heat index read into the low ...

Counting college students costs state

Kansas is the only state that counts college students as part of its census process. The effort involved in tracking down students costs the state $650,000.

Lawrence leaders encourage Census participation

2010 Census forms should be arriving shortly. Douglas County officials tell 6News why is it important to fill them out.

Local committee preparing for census

A local committee is making an effort to get as many people registered for the upcoming census as possible. With the once-a-decade event taking place during college spring break, the committee is urging students to take action early.

Census shows Douglas County growth

Douglas County grew by 1,348 people last year.

County lagging in population growth

After decades of being a leader in population growth in Kansas, the latest census bureau numbers show Douglas County is barely above the statewide average.

Douglas County joins city in challenge of census

Douglas County joins the city of Lawrence in challenging the U.S. Census Bureau's population estimates.

City leaders may challenge census numbers

Lawrence city leaders may challenge recent census numbers that show a decline in the city's population of a little less than one percent last year.

Lawrence once again loses population to nearby communities

The US Census Bureau reports today that Lawrence had 88,605 residents nearly a year ago - down by 59 people from the same time a year earlier.