New area’s population size of small city

  • John Santana<br>Mill Creek Enterprise editor
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:25am

As hard as it may seem to believe, the city of Mill Creek has annexed an area that has almost as many people as Granite Falls and more than Gold Bar.

That was the result of Mill Creek’s recently concluded special population census for the newly annexed areas to the north and east of the old city limits. According to the census, the area has a population of 2,690 people, larger than four incorporated cities in Snohomish County. The 553.25-acre area was annexed into Mill Creek on Dec. 1, the largest annexation in city history.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated Mill Creek’s 2004 population at 13,506, meaning that with the annexation, the city’s estimated population now exceeds 16,000 – an all-time high – which is more than double what it was in the 1990 U.S. Census (7,172).

The census of the newly annexed area was required by state law and is done to ensure taxes collected in the area for local services are properly credited and allocated to the city.

The city of Mill Creek has sent the results to the Washington State Office of Financial Management for certification. That is expected within the next few weeks.

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