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Provo Says its Census Estimate is Off, Too

Provo Says its Census Estimate is Off, Too



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Provo is the latest Utah city saying it may challenge 2006 Census estimates.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Provo shrank by 1,151 people. But Provo Mayor Lewis Billings says that's off, and the city's 558 new residential building permits prove it.

Provo officials say the city's population is about 117,000 -- around 3,000 more than the Census estimate.

Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain are considering challenges, as well.

Census Bureau estimates put rapidly growing Eagle Mountain has 12,232 people, but city officials say it's more like 16,000.

Saratoga Springs says they have about 12,000 residents, not the 7,283 population the Census Bureau estimates.

West Jordan City officials say they plan to file a challenge to their estimate this week because they have reached the benchmark of 100,000 people.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

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

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