Springfield shows small population growth in new census estimates
From the article:
Western Massachusetts cities maintained small growths last year, by as little as a few dozen, according to new census estimates released today.
In Springfield, a July 1, 2009 estimate of 155,575 residents was up from 155,521 the year before. The city reached its highest census estimate after several years showing stalled – and later deemed inaccurate – population figures.
Last year Springfield successfully challenged 2008 estimates, resulting in a 4,881 jump from the previous year’s estimates.
Molly J. Goren-Watts, manager of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission’s Regional Information and Policy Center, works closely with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and state data center to ensure estimates are accurate.
June 22, 2010