Census reports almost 10 percent drop in Eunice population

Feb 9, 2011 Full story: Zachary Plainsman News 23

Figures recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau show a nearly 10 percent drop in the Eunice population over the past 10 years.

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#1 Feb 9, 2011
It's not just here but everywhere. This is because people are having fewer children. Also moving to more developed cities for school then returning home at a later age to "settle down"
do what

Opelousas, LA

#2 Feb 9, 2011
The parish hasn't dropped nearly as much as Eunice and Opelousas, it's just the white folks moving out in the country to get away from the section 8 housing folks.
It's happening everywhere, a lot of small towns will collapse in the next 10 to 20 years because they will have a majority of residents who live on the government teat and pay no taxes.

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#3 Feb 9, 2011
do what wrote:
The parish hasn't dropped nearly as much as Eunice and Opelousas, it's just the white folks moving out in the country to get away from the section 8 housing folks.
It's happening everywhere, a lot of small towns will collapse in the next 10 to 20 years because they will have a majority of residents who live on the government teat and pay no taxes.
Wrong. If they move it will not collapse because businesses will still exist in the town, the city limits will expand to the rural areas just like it does in every growing city or town.
Just me

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#4 Feb 9, 2011
I think it's more Obama's crappy buddies didn't do the count correctly!!

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#5 Feb 9, 2011
Just me wrote:
I think it's more Obama's crappy buddies didn't do the count correctly!!
Each state conducts it's own census which is then compiled with the rest. So technically you would have to blame jindal for a miscounts.
Pericles

Lafayette, LA

#6 Feb 10, 2011
Breaking reality wrote:
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Each state conducts it's own census which is then compiled with the rest. So technically you would have to blame jindal for a miscounts.
Sorry to break it to you, but the State Government doesn't conduct the census. It is conducted by the federal government, the US Census Bureau. The Census Bureau hires the employees, supervisor them and tallies their employees numbers. The state isn't invovled. It may be broken down on a state by state level, but it is not handled by the State.
churchpointplaya

Palo Alto, CA

#7 Feb 10, 2011
Da sensis is indeed federal. One must also consider, given imprecise methods of data collection, what would truly be "significant" when lookin' at any particular number.

Still, all things being equal 10% is a pretty high number.
dazed and confused

Lake Charles, LA

#8 Feb 10, 2011
they should incorperate and i.q. test in the census as well. something simple of course but it would give the intelligence level of the population of the country as well as regional areas. while it is conducted much more information could be compiled from the efforts. the cost is a hugh exspense to the government to conduct. it could also possibly help to allocate funds through grants to areas that need it the most. i feel it would be a step towards having funds available quicker by accessing information compiled from survey. just a thought.

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#9 Feb 10, 2011
dazed and confused wrote:
they should incorperate and i.q. test in the census as well. something simple of course but it would give the intelligence level of the population of the country as well as regional areas. while it is conducted much more information could be compiled from the efforts. the cost is a hugh exspense to the government to conduct. it could also possibly help to allocate funds through grants to areas that need it the most. i feel it would be a step towards having funds available quicker by accessing information compiled from survey. just a thought.
I.Q. Testing would be nice. The bad part of that would be finding out just how bad our education system is. Then if the results were terrible, our schools would once again lower their standards."It started as a Head start, then turned into No Child Left Behind.... Headstart, Left behind... Sounds like someone is losing f*cling ground here" ,"soon all you will need to get into college is a pencil"- George Carlin
dazed and confused

Lake Charles, LA

#10 Feb 10, 2011
Breaking reality wrote:
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I.Q. Testing would be nice. The bad part of that would be finding out just how bad our education system is. Then if the results were terrible, our schools would once again lower their standards."It started as a Head start, then turned into No Child Left Behind.... Headstart, Left behind... Sounds like someone is losing f*cling ground here" ,"soon all you will need to get into college is a pencil"- George Carlin
agreed. and then asking them to bring a pencil is pushing it to the limits.
get real

Church Point, LA

#11 Feb 10, 2011
Breaking reality wrote:
It's not just here but everywhere. This is because people are having fewer children. Also moving to more developed cities for school then returning home at a later age to "settle down"
having fewer children???? have you looked around and seen all the little pregnant hoes around this town>? there are not many that are not pregnant. they are all sleeping around and that is the goal, to get pregnant, get wic and some stamps, and try to figure out "who da baby daddy is" what a bunch of little looser hoes who have no goals in life but to be trash......

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#12 Feb 10, 2011
get real wrote:
<quoted text>having fewer children???? have you looked around and seen all the little pregnant hoes around this town>? there are not many that are not pregnant. they are all sleeping around and that is the goal, to get pregnant, get wic and some stamps, and try to figure out "who da baby daddy is" what a bunch of little looser hoes who have no goals in life but to be trash......
You are ignorant and only looking at lower class. Upper class and upper middle class, the productive part of society, are having less, most only one to two children. Compared to average 5 to 7 per household if the 50's. Think before you speak.
LAGrl

Opelousas, LA

#13 Feb 11, 2011
I worked for the census and I know for a fact that the workers here in Eunice were rushed to get their binders done asap... My family ended up not even being counted, so how many other families weren't counted?
Coo Coo

Opelousas, LA

#14 Feb 11, 2011
But the number of wets and chinks are up...
trooper

Eunice, LA

#15 Feb 11, 2011
Breaking reality wrote:
It's not just here but everywhere. This is because people are having fewer children. Also moving to more developed cities for school then returning home at a later age to "settle down"
also drug deaths and prison sentences. that must account for almost 5 percent alone.
lucky

Crowley, LA

#16 Feb 12, 2011
Breaking reality wrote:
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Each state conducts it's own census which is then compiled with the rest. So technically you would have to blame jindal for a miscounts.
I wonder where you get your information???

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#17 Feb 12, 2011
lucky wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder where you get your information???
Sociology major

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#18 Feb 12, 2011
lucky wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder where you get your information???
On that one I was misinformed however. You're a little late.
Old PT

United States

#19 Feb 12, 2011
Eunice is a Shit Hole. The Old PT is going broke.
get real

Church Point, LA

#20 Feb 12, 2011
Breaking reality wrote:
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You are ignorant and only looking at lower class. Upper class and upper middle class, the productive part of society, are having less, most only one to two children. Compared to average 5 to 7 per household if the 50's. Think before you speak.
I am thinking, you are not listening ! yes the upper and middle class are having less children.....the price of things it takes now days to raise children are just too high to have big families like before...on the other hand, these young teen girls who are getting pregnant, have no worries......we give the wic, stamps, medial card, I could go on and on ....and who do you think pays for all those things?? we do the upper and middle class, so you see we have less money to spend on our own families because the government is taking so much out to support those who are flat lazy and irresponsible so support themselves. think about it and add it up , it will come out just like I said

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