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