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Jun 4, 2012 11:08 AM by AP

Census error: Monroe claims undercount of 2,000

MONROE, La. (AP) - The city of Monroe has accounted for about 2,000 more residents living in Monroe than the U.S. Census Bureau had counted in 2010. That's according to figures released exclusively to The News-Star.

City officials will be sending their revised figures, along with a letter from Mayor Jamie Mayo, to the U.S. Census Bureau by June 8 to be confirmed.

The deadline to submit challenge material is June 1, 2013, the Census website states.

If the new figures are confirmed, the city's population would surpass the 50,000-mark that Mayo has aimed to maintain.

The city's challenge count has revealed 2,080 more residents living in Monroe than the 48,815 residents the census had originally counted in 2010.

That means the city's anticipated actual population is 50,895.

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