The peninsula's population soared to an estimate of nearly 120,500 people by 2006, which is an increase of 5,505 people between January 1, 2005 and January 1, 2006, according to the most recent annual population survey released by the Long Island Power Authority.
Pop! Number of New Residents Surges
The LIPA survey is based on U.S. Census data and utility records of active residential electric meters. The utility measures population growth as a way of predicting energy demands.
U.S. Census data? That only counts legal residents. Please don't base your power demand estimates on that. (Think Astoria circa summer of 2006.)
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