City council believes some census data is incorrect
The city of AuGres will be looking into census data results they believe to be incorrect. The census results showing the city’s number of residential homes decreasing from 733 to 598 cannot be accurate, leaving behind a negative perception of the city.
Water billing records from 2008 showed an increase, based on census data from 2000, in the number of homes in AuGres. The city has a few foreclosed homes in the area, but one of the causes may be the city’s seasonal homes that were not accounted for.
Results from the census show the citys population fell from 1028 to 889, a decrease of about 13.6%. The potential error could take 4 years to correct.
references: james kuch, arenac county independent, donsrealty.net