25 June 2006
Off the top of the headcount
When the Census Bureau puts out its annual estimates, the wire services report on maybe the top 100 cities, and local papers concentrate on the town in which they're published. But the complete "subcounty" list is an enormous spreadsheet (about 7 megabytes) which breaks down each state by county, and then each county by municipality or whatever therein.
Oklahoma City spills into three counties, and there's a tiny sliver in a fourth. In the Sixties, there was a fifth McClain but that area was eventually deannexed and now belongs to Newcastle. The 2005 estimate for OKC, just released, was 531,324, up 4624 from the revised 2004 count of 526,700, and here's how they're distributed:
Canadian County: 32,536, up 1511.
The Cleveland County section of the city is still larger than Moore (47,697), but Moore is growing faster these days and may catch up by 2010.
Elsewhere among the numbers:
Fascinating things, these numbers.Posted at 9:05 AM to Soonerland