Elected Officials: Census Numbers Not Too Surprising
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The chairman of the Transylvania County Commission and the mayor of Brevard say they think countywide population numbers announced last week by the U.S. Census Bureau are about what they expected.
Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins said he thinks more detailed demographic information associated with the census will be useful when it becomes available at a later date.
"I don't think the new count is surprising, and the increase is healthy and sustainable," he said. "Our percentage growth is a little smaller than some other counties, but our geographic characteristics (large areas of government...