City Population Up

It what the Mayor’s office fairly describes as something of an annual ritual now, the City of St. Louis challenged the US Census Bureau’s estimate of its residential population. For the fourth year in a row, the Census Bureau agreed.

The official estimate of the City’s population (as of July 1, 2006) is 353,837, a gain of 5,648 people, or 1.62%, since the 2000 Census.

Earlier this week, the New York Times published an article about St. Louis City’s struggle with population loss over the past 50 years. Click here to read it (log-in required).

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About Antonio D. French

Antonio French is a St. Louis City alderman representing the 21st Ward. He is also a writer and political consultant. He lives in the O'Fallon neighborhood with his wife, baby and two dogs. You can follow Antonio on Twitter: @AntonioFrench

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