What the New Census Data Means What the New Census Data Means

What the New Census Data Means

by Zach Frechette

December 23, 2010

The new census data was released today, and here's what we learned:
  • There are about 309,000,000 people here (up almost 10 percent since the last census in 2000, though that is the slowest rate of growth since the great depression)
  • Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington will gain members in the House
  • Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania will lose members in the House
  • The state with the largest population growth: Nevada (35.1 percent)
  • The state with the smallest: Michigan (-0.4 percent)

There's a lot more over at census.gov, including a video on apportionment and this excellent interactive infographic in a larger size (and be sure to follow them on Twitter):

Photo (cc) by Flickr user Eric Fischer.

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What the New Census Data Means