Here we go again

How hard can it be to find out how many people live in Hillsboro? Local leaders have a running disagreement with the Census Bureau about our population. They are planning their third appeal in three years in an effort to prove to the world that our population is safely above 3,000 people-and not 2,854, as was reported in the Census 2000 head count.

The city’s claim is important for more than reasons of civic pride. Grant programs and potential businesses judge us by our numbers. So everyone who lives here, raise your hands high in the air where everyone can see them. One, two, three, four…. -DR

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