CITY OF SPRING HILL
Spring Hill’s population officially has topped 40,000 people, based on the results of a special census conducted between Oct. 1, 2017, and Feb. 28, 2018.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development recently certified that the official population of Spring Hill now stands at 40,436, a 10.7 percent increase from the
36,530 residents certified in 2016.
The census collected residents’ names and addresses, showing a gain of 3,906 residents in two years.
In 2010, the year of the decennial U.S. census, the certified population was 29,036. The next decennial census is in 2020.
The higher population results in a higher return of state-shared revenue, totaling $131.95 per resident. Those revenues include $83 in State-Shared Sales Tax, $0.50 in State Beer Tax, $2.05 in Streets & Transportation Revenue, $11.40 in TVA in lieu-of-taxes, and $35 in State Street Aid (gasoline & motor fuel taxes).
The City of Spring Hill Special Census, conducted by Dempsey, Dilling & Associates, was done at a taxpayer cost of about $157,000 in the 2017-18 fiscal year. The additional residents counted will result in $515,397 in new State-shared revenue to the City of Spring Hill, an annual return on investment more than three times the cost of the census.
“We were pleasantly surprised with the 2018 special census results, which came in just above our initial estimates,” said Assistant City Administrator Chuck Downham. “When we started the special census in 2017, we projected our new population would be about 40,000, based on housing permits and utility hookups in recent years. Our city will put these funds to good use tackling the many pressing needs that come with this uniquely high level of growth.”