Wyo. town's 4 residents counted after Census snafu

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Posted: Apr 02, 2011 6:51 PM
Wyo. town's 4 residents counted after Census snafu

The Wyoming town of Lost Springs can finally count on the Census to get its population correct: Four, not one.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Census Bureau somehow missed four other residents of the town when it counted only one person in 2000.

The cause of that mistake wasn't clear. Leda Price, who lives on the west side of the 1-block Main Street, jokes that officials must have counted only her side of town.

The 2010 Census, however, got it right this time when it found and counted all four of Lost Springs' residents. The newspaper reports that since the 2000 survey, two residents died but a newcomer moved in.

The state highway department says it will change the town's population on signs.