- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

BRYANT, Ark. (AP) - Several central Arkansas cities are mulling the idea of paying for another census in order to get more state funding following an increase in population.

Preliminary population estimates prepared by Metroplan, the region’s long-term transportation planning agency, show a number of communities in the area have had an increase of residents since the 2010 U.S. Census was conducted.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1JtVX6x ) reports officials in some of those communities wonder if it’d be better to pay for a recount now and start reaping more state funds.

The population estimate for Bryant was big enough for its mayor to say she would consider asking the City Council to pursue a special census. Metroplan had estimated the city’s growth at 19.6 percent to almost 20,000. Its 2010 Census population was more than 16,500.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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