Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cookeville Endorses 2010 Census

The city of Cookeville is now officially endorsing the 2010 U-S Census. City planner James Mills says an accurate count of the population could mean major dollars for the city. He says the share of state sales and gasoline taxes allocated to Cookeville are based on population and says it's feasible that Cookeville could end up with a population of some 30,000 people in the 2010 Census. He says that would mean more than three million dollars a year in state-shared taxes. He also says most people will be getting a 10-question census form in the mail in early March.