STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Drawing up Mitchell's wards
Dive in. Mitchell's population is headed to the lake.
There are four wards in the city and Ward 4, the one that surrounds Lake Mitchell, is growing, which means it needs to shrink. I'll explain.
The... Posted on 10/4/11 at 8:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rural America now accounts for just 16 percent of the nation's population, the lowest ever. Large swaths of the Great Plains and Appalachia, along with parts of Arkansas, Mississippi and North Texas, could face significant population declines.
Two area tribal chairmen are split in their opinions about the accuracy of census figures for American Indians on their reservations.
Duane Big Eagle, Crow Creek tribal chairman, said he believes an 84 percent American Indian population rate in Buffalo County is accurate. In its most recent count, the Census Bureau counted 1,607 American Indians out of 1,912 Buffalo County residents. The reservation’s boundary is nearly half of the county.
HOWARD — Miner County had the largest percentage decrease in population in the last decade of all 17 counties in The Daily Republic coverage area, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The county’s population declined from 2,884 in 2000 to 2,389 in 2010, according to the census report. That’s a 17.16 percent decrease.
Howard, the county seat and largest town in Miner County, dropped from 1,071 people to 858, a 19.9 percent downturn.
Two South Dakota towns that saw increases in their populations according to the 2010 census don’t put a lot of stock in the figures.
Springfield’s population increased 151 percent — at least officially.
The town had 792 residents according to the 2000 Census. It jumped to 1,989 in 2010, according to the latest count.
CHEERS to the people of Canistota who are making prayer quilts for current military personnel and the families of those who have been killed in action during the United States’ recent military activities.
U.S. Census Bureau estimates released recently show that Mitchell’s population increased by 22 residents, or 0.15 percent, from 2008 to 2009.
According to the annual estimate, released in late June, Mitchell had 14,725 residents in 2008 and 14,747 in 2009. Over the longer term, Mitchell posted a net gain of 189 residents in the nine years since the last official census, moving from 14,558 residents in 2000 to 14,747 in July 2009 — a 1.3 percent increase.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the count begin.
More than 120 million U.S. census forms begin arriving Monday in mailboxes around the country, in the government's once-a-decade population count that will be used to divvy up congressional seats and more than $400 billion in federal aid. Fast-growing states in the South and the West could stand to lose the most because of lower-than-average mail participation rates in 2000 and higher shares of Hispanics and young adults, who are among the least likely to mail in their forms.
Mitchell’s population decreased in 2008, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The July 1, 2008, estimate for Mitchell is 14,752, which is down about 0.4 percent from the 2007 estimate of 14,808.
South Dakota's average age ticked up again from 2000 to 2008, its estimated Hispanic population almost doubled and Shannon County is listed in three national rankings, according to state and county population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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