Recent census figures are showing steady growth for both Lufkin and Nacogdoches. There are almost 34,000 residents in Lufkin and just over 31,000 in Nacogdoches.
Cities are often concerned that not everybody is counted during a census. City leaders are already keeping a close watch on the preparations for the 2010 census. Nacogdoches Chamber Director Bruce Partain said, " We're already working with our partner at the city and NEDCO and the county to be sure the county is going to be accurate in 2010 because really 2010 is when it's reported and all the work that happens between now and then is very vital and we're going to be part of that. " Sample census reporting has already begun.