Census revises populations of 2 Arkansas towns, more possible

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The U.S. Census Bureau has revised the populations of two Arkansas cities upward, and several more are waiting to see if their counts will change.

According to census records, Chidester in Ouachita County gained two residents and Dermott in Chicot County gained 573 residents. Dermott's population increased from 2,316 to 2,889.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/HDD3ZB ) reports that Charleston, Gilmore, Harrisburg, Reed and Trumman are still waiting to hear whether their towns' population counts will be changed. Pine Bluff officials say they may still file a formal challenge over the city's 2010 population, which fell below 50,000 for the first time since the 1960s.

Chidester and Dermott are among 33 other jurisdictions in 17 states nationwide that have already had their populations adjusted through the challenge process.

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