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College Station Has 100,000 Inhabitants

The city of College Station announced Monday its population estimate has topped 100,000.

City planner Morgan Hester says the milestone was reached in January, based on recently issued certificates of occupancy.

After being within 300 of the milestone since last September, the January estimate was pegged at 100,046. That makes College Station one of 33 cities in Texas and about 300 in the United States to reach six figures.

Technically, Hester says the city counts inhabitants. The official population recognized by the Census Bureau and state law is taken every ten years.

But city officials can made decisions based on the number of inhabitants. One example is the option of extending the ETJ, or extra-territorial jurisdiction from 3.5 to 5 miles beyond the city limits. Another is requiring public officials, starting in 2020, to file annual financial statements. This would cover among others, the mayor, city council, candidates for city office, the city manager, and city attorney.

Click HERE to read the blog posted by city planner Morgan Hester.

Click below for comments from Morgan Hester, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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Posted by on Feb 18 2014. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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