fun with numbers

Friday, December 19, 2003, at 04:05AM

By Eric Richardson

Last night we were having a debate about populations. I can't remember what brought it about, but I took a guess that LA county would have a greater population than the state of Michigan. This morning I looked up the numbers... I wasn't right, but I was really close. According to 2000 census numbers, LA county has 9,519,338 residents. The state of Michigan has 9,938,444. LA county's growing faster, though, so I don't see that edge lasting long.