Morrisville Goes Door-To-Door For Census
Posted March 11, 2004 2:55 a.m. EST
MORRISVILLE, N.C. — If you live in Morrisville, expect a knock at the door. The town began its own census Thursday by going door-to-door.
Leaders disagree with a state population count that nearly 6,100 people live in the town. They think it is more like 11,000 residents.
Morrisville is now paying the U.S. Census Bureau $200,000 to do a more accurate count.
If the town's numbers are right, Morrisville could gain an additional $300,000 a year in sales tax and road money.