Murfreesboro firefighters heading up door-to-door census count
If you haven't filled out the city of Murfreesboro's Special Census yet, a uniformed Murfreesboro firefighter may be knocking on your door.
Currently, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department members are going door-to-door to help the city collect names and complete an accurate count of households who have not filled out and returned the special census form by mail or online.
The population of Murfreesboro was last certified in 2011 by the State of Tennessee at 109,031, after an annexation special census count. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the 2016 population for Murfreesboro to be 131,947. Based on the current number of households, along with building permits issued for new residential dwellings, the 2017-2018 population likely exceeds the 2016 estimate.
“The Special Census certifies the city’s growth in population,” said Planning Director Gary Whitaker. “We believe the City has added at least 20,000 new residents since the last census and that could mean an additional $2.9 million per year in state-shared funding.”