Population Inches Up in Philadelphia

For the first time in 59 years, the population of Philadelphia increased in 2008, according to revised figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The revised figures were released after city officials challenged the Census Bureau's count.

"The new number, representative of the city's population on July 1, 2008, is 1,540,351. That's about 93,000 more people than the Census Bureau had originally estimated. More importantly, it's 23,000 more people than the city officially had on its books according the main census from the year 2000.

'Bigger really is better,' said Patricia Enright, executive director of Philly Counts!, who gave a short information-only update on the 2010 Census within the city. 'It underscrores the importance of the Census. Philadelphia is on the move again.'"

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