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Old 03-19-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2008-02-21.csv (broken link)

5 largest

1. Jefferson 713,887
2. Fayette 282,114
3. Kenton 157,692
4. Boone 115,221
5. Warren 105,862

fastest growing since 2000

1. Boone 29,240
2. Fayette 21,602
3. Jefferson 20,270
4. Bullitt 13,792
5. Warren 13,340
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: louisville, ky
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maybe jefferson's will be raised after the census challenge?
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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maybe jefferson's will be raised after the census challenge?
yeah, jefferson is saying its 750,000 plus. it sure seems that way
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: louisville, ky
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if the county population is in fact closer to 750K, the miscount had to occur somewhere. i wonder if the miscount has been happening over time, or just since the 2000 census? there has to be some point when these people were miscounted. what do you all think happened? i'm pretty interested in this.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:47 AM
 
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The miscounts occur because there are simply streets that are missed or houses or apartments that are not noticed by census workers. I'm sure there have been undercounts since the census began, so trends over time are accurate.

I have mixed feelings about these recounts. I'm sure Louisville has more people than the the listed 713,000+, but so do many of the other counties. I'm sure if truth be told that Fayette would be pushing 300,000. I have mixed feelings because I feel an accurate count is needed, but when only certain cities are asking for a recount then it will skew population centers relative to each other. For example, if Louisville asks for a recount and a peer city doesn't then Louisville will appear larger than its peer city even if isn't larger. The primary purpose for the census is to distribute funds, so relative population to other cities is more important than accuracy to within a couple percentage points. When certain cities are asking for recounts it skews that relative population and can alter the funding equation. A recount that says louisville has 750,000 people will also incorrectly lead people to say that Louisville grew much faster than it did while, in fact, they finally just added skipped households this time around even though they've been there for years.
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: louisville, ky
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^^ exactly. that's what i was thinking; these miscounts were happening over time and we really didn't grow that fast. i just think it's interesting that census workers can miscount certain neighborhoods over time, but fast growing suburbs in north dallas and north atlanta can have massive suburban growth rates of like 80% and still be accurate? or even have these numbers accepted as true? it just seems like some areas must shell out money to the census for more accurate numbers to make their numbers seem higher. maybe the louisville area just doesn't care.
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