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Population estimate challenges continue

September 12, 2006


Douglas County on Monday joined the city of Lawrence in challenging local population estimates made by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The challenges are being made because local officials believe the county and city populations are considerably higher than the Census estimates issued Jan. 1.

The census estimate lists the county's population at 102,914, while the city-county planning department estimates it at 113,079. The census estimate for Lawrence is 81,816, while the local estimate is at 89,643.

If records show the city and county have lost population or aren't growing, that could affect federal and state funding to local government entities and projects. Some funding is based on population totals.


lunacydetector 11 years, 9 months ago

people moved from lawrence to eudora, baldwin, olathe, lenexa - the johnson county area, etc because, drum roll please......housing is cheaper there than here.

so douglas county questions the population numbers....sure they do, but i bet they know as well, people moved from lawrence to eudora, baldwin.......etc, etc.

thanks to the 3 amigos, lawrence IS experiencing some shrinkage and it's not even cold outside, yet.

lunacydetector 11 years, 9 months ago

...and i thought they kept harping about how growth never pays. exodus never pays....... chase away the businesses and the people will soon follow.

now our city leaders are going to be paying the piper. perhaps they've realized their great mistake of believing the 'growth never pays' myth. how do you say in english, they got egg on their face? oh, they got egg on their face.

a sign of the desperation is their upcoming lobbying trip to washington d.c.

i wonder if they'll be groveling to sam brownback or jim ryun, or pat roberts.....daddy, could you please give me some money, i need to put some gas in the car.

isn't groveling the same thing as begging?

Rhoen 11 years, 9 months ago

The officials should realize that a successful challenge to the population numbers would result in "new math" decreasing the per capita income, which is already a disgrace.

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