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Norfolk adjusts maps of city neighborhoods to census, experiencing strong population growth

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NORFOLK, Neb. (KCAU) – The City of Norfolk has approved adjustments to the city’s neighborhood maps, highlighting population growth over the past year.

Norfolk’s estimated population is now 26,059, up from 24,210 at the start of 2020.

The gains came from both growth and annexation, with new growth accounting for just over half of the total increase. The growth of the past year is greater than that of the previous 20 years combined.

Every ten years after the publication of the census, the governing bodies elected by the wards or districts are responsible for rebalancing the population in these wards or districts.

“These numbers reflect recent trends we have seen in increasing housing permits, sales tax receipts and new
request for services, ”said Mayor Josh Moenning. “We were open to new ideas, to new ways of doing things,
and focused on making Norfolk a welcoming and attractive town with an improved quality of life. the
the numbers support ‘proof of concept’ and will further inspire us in our efforts to promote and manage
responsible community growth.

There was movement in all neighborhood boundaries. Lines moved between 7th Street and 9th Street from Madison
Avenue to Prospect Avenue and the area east of 1st Street & Braasch, between Klug Avenue and Norfolk
Avenue was needed to balance the population numbers.

Updated maps should be submitted to Madison County Clerk before December 30. The adjusted interactive map will be available on the city ​​website in the next weeks.