CALEXICO — The city of Calexico has grown by 45 percent since 1990 to 27,109, according to numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
That number is 4,000 to 10,000 short, according to members of the Calexico City Council.
Mayor Victor Carrillo puts the actual population of Calexico at nearly 40,000.
"I am very dismayed at the numbers," Carrillo said.
He said he will get together with the rest of the council and representatives in the state Legislature to figure out what recourse Calexico has.
He even mentioned the possibility of a recount.
Councilman Frank Montoya said, "We are way over what people think we are."
Montoya put the actual number at 31,000 or 32,000.
He added: "Whatever they (the census bureau) decide we are, we have to provide services for the citizens."
Councilman John Renison recommended that the city not take an adversarial tact with the Census Bureau but stressed that the numbers were low.