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Three Questions With the Mayor: Xpress Bus Ridership, Dacula Census Stats and Dream Vacation Destination

Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks answers questions about our community.

In this week's "Three Questions With the Mayor," Dacula  provides an update on the latest city news and divulges what places he would most like to visit.

Dacula Patch: What's new in Dacula this week?

Mayor Wilbanks: I noticed that the Xpress Bus Park and Ride is accommodating nearly five times as many riders on the Xpress buses to downtown than when it started several months ago. I also noticed cars from Barrow County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Walton County, Habersham County as well as from Gwinnett County. I guess some of these folks have moved into our county but haven’t yet replaced their auto registrations, or it could mean that this transportation resource is a regional resource. Use seems to be steadily increasing. 

Dacula Patch: What is something Dacula residents need to know?

Mayor Wilbanks: Who are we -- the 4,442 of us -- counted in the 2010 census:

  • We are 2,185 males and 2,257 females
  • 1,038 of us are 14 years old or younger
  • 889 of us are between the ages of 15-29
  • 1,033 of us are between the ages of 30-44
  • 932 of us are between the ages of 45-59
  • 403 of us are between the ages of 60-74
  • 147 of us are 75+ years of age 

We are the face, we are the heart, we are the soul, we are the present, we are the future of Dacula.

Dacula Patch: If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Mayor Wilbanks: Another hard question. I think I would like to visit Greece, the birthplace of representative government. Or, perhaps, I would visit China to see the Great Wall, an inspiration of what a people can do when they set their minds to it. Or, perhaps, I would like to travel to Egypt to view the great monuments of the past that remind us that we are merely mortal no matter how big our structures.

If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? Let us know in the comments.

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