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Eudora population growth spurts

July 17, 2003

Between April 1, 2000 and July 1, 2002, Eudora gained 522 residents, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures released.
"We are growing," said City Administrator Mike Yanez. "That's a lot of new faces."
According to the Census Bureau, the April 1, 2000, population base for Eudora was 4,307 people. By July 1 of last year, the updated census estimated 4,829 people called Eudora home.
The 12.1 percent population increase stands out among the rest of Kansas towns, most of which lost population. Yet the increase really stands out in Douglas County, where about one-thirds of the growth was in Eudora, Yanez said.
In Douglas County's other small towns, Baldwin City's population increased by 5.2 percent, but Lecompton lost .3 percent of its population. The county's largest city, Lawrence, experienced a gain of 1.8 percent.
Eudora's recent growth spurt has been felt by Eudora USD 491, too. The district was expecting a full-time enrollment figure of 1,207 students in the district, up from 1,168.50 last year. With population increases the district has also seen its assessed valuation increase from $33 million to $37 million to $41 million during the last several years, thanks to residential growth.

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