For big cities, small towns, and all municipalities in between, population figures comprise the most basic demographic indicator. But a city’s “real story” begins to unfold in the context of population shifts.

Population changes over time are the best signal of a municipality’s strength or weakness. People vote their satisfaction with a place by moving in to and out of an area.

In addition to providing the most recent population statistics for cities and towns based on 2006 U.S. Census estimates, MuniNet now also shows how the current number compares to the 2000 Census, and illustrate the percentage change.

We also updated the ethnic breakdown, median age, and median household income to reflect 2006 and 2007 Census data, respectively. Percentage of families (non-single residences) will be updated soon.

MuniNet will continue to update and enhance the demographic data we provide on our state, county, and city pages. Stay tuned … !