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City Leaders Challenge Census to Get State's Top Classification

City Leaders Challenge Census to Get State's Top Classification

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- West Jordan plans to challenge a Census estimate that puts its population at 94,300.

City officials say the city has surpassed 100,000 people and that means it should be given "first-class" city status, a state bestowed designation that comes with some privileges.

West Jordan city officials insist the city hit 100,000 last year and now has topped 101,000 and they plan to file a Census challenge this month.

A citywide celebration of the city's 100,000 mark kicks off this week. On Wednesday, the first baby born to West Jordan parents after midnight at Jordan Valley Medical Center will be named the symbolic 100,000th resident.

Veterans Memorial Park is also scheduled to hold a celebration of the milestone with fireworks Friday and softball tournament and other events Saturday.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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