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Old 12-21-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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The Census Bureau released new information today regarding the 2010 Census count (Census Bureau Home Page).

The official 2010 U.S. population is now at 308,745,538 a 9.7% increase from 2000.

To see the Resident Population data based upon region and state, please click here: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/da...t-pop-text.php.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Looks like Pennsylvania is catching up to Illinois. I knew the results were coming out today. Interesting to see them.

Louisiana was a suprise. They actually had growth, figured they would have declined because of Katrina.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I have doubts about them Illinois numbers. 2009 estimated 12.91 million, now it down to 12.83. I was pretty confident that we were very close to 13 million, like around 12.95 mil.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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I honestly thought I had read them wrong. I thought Illinois was well over 13 million.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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Illinois usually has problems sending out correct census information, so I won't be too surprised if the number is incorrect like the last Census.

But other than that, the country's growth seems to be slowing down significantly. Does anyone know if the city stats arrive today too?
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Illinois usually has problems sending out correct census information, so I won't be too surprised if the number is incorrect like the last Census.

But other than that, the country's growth seems to be slowing down significantly. Does anyone know if the city stats arrive today too?
With the exception of the District of Columbia which was released today, the city and metro specific data won't probably be out until mid January or so.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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No more speculation! Spam the link everywhere so people can quiet down about what they think the census will say about their state's population.

As for apportionment, here's how things have changed: Apportionment Data - 2010 Census

The same amount of seats have changed hands in 2010 as in 2000 (12). Keep in mind there have only been 435 seats since the 1960s when Hawaii and Alaska were granted seats in congress. Now the average size of a congressional district is 710,767 up from 646,952 (this may explain why Congress seems to be getting more and more out of touch with us every single year)

Seats Gained
Texas- 4
Florida - 2
Arizona - 1
Georgia- 1
Nevada- 1
South Carolina- 1
Utah- 1
Washington- 1

Seats Lost
New York- 2
Ohio- 2
Illinois - 1
Iowa- 1
Louisiana- 1
Massachusetts- 1
Michigan- 1
Missouri- 1
New Jersey- 1
Pennsylvania- 1

National Average for growth: 9.7%, down from 13.2% of the previous decade
South: 14.3%
West: 13.8%
Midwest: 3.9%
Northeast: 3.2%

States + DC by population growth

1. NV: 35.1%
2. AZ: 24.6%
3. UT: 23.8%
4. ID: 21.1%
5. TX: 20.6%
6. NC: 18.5%
7. GA: 18.3%
8. FL: 17.6%
9. CO: 16.9%
10. SC: 15.3%
11. DE: 14.6%
12 (tied). WA: 14.1%;
WY: 14.1%
14. AK: 13.3%
15. NM: 13.2%
16. VA: 13.0%
17. HI: 12.3%
18. OR: 12.0%
19. TN: 11.5%
20. CA: 10.0%
21. MT: 9.7%
-NATIONAL AVERAGE: 9.7%
22. AR: 9.1%
23. MD: 9.0% (thought this would be higher)
24. OK: 8.7%
25. SD: 7.9%
26. MN: 7.8%
27. AL: 7.5%
28. KY: 7.4%
29. MO: 7.0%
30. NE: 6.7%
31. IN: 6.6%
32. NH: 6.5%
33. KS: 6.1%
34. WI: 6.0%
35. DC: 5.2% (first time population growth since 1950! )
36. CT: 4.9%
47.ND: 4.7%
38. NJ: 4.5%
39. MS: 4.3%
40. ME: 4.2%
41. IA: 4.1%
42. PA: 3.4%
43. IL: 3.3%
44. MA: 3.1%
45. VT: 2.8%
46. WV: 2.5%
47. NY: 2.1%
48. OH: 1.6%
49. LA: 1.4%
50. RI: 0.4%
51. MI: -0.6% (hope you guys come up soon! If things play right, this could be Michigan's renewal decade)
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Seats Gained
Texas- 4
Florida - 2

Arizona - 1
Georgia- 1
Nevada- 1
South Carolina- 1
Utah- 1
Washington- 1

Seats Lost
New York- 2
Ohio- 2

Illinois - 1
Iowa- 1
Louisiana- 1
Massachusetts- 1
Michigan- 1
Missouri- 1
New Jersey- 1
Pennsylvania- 1
New York loses 2 seats
Texas power is rising impressively
Florida better than I expected !

New York's loss of two seats and Florida's gain of two will give each state 27.Florida and New York have the same political power now !
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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US national growth during the decade : + 9.7%
In comparison in France it's +5.3%, in China 5.7%, in Japan 0% and in Germany -1%

Come on Danny, come here ! This thread is for you
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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New York loses 2 seats
Texas power is rising impressively
Florida better than I expected !

New York's loss of two seats and Florida's gain of two will give each state 27.Florida and New York have the same political power now !
Well, to be fair to NY State, they didn't lose as much as they did during the 1980 apportionment, where they lost 5 seats probably the biggest loss of any state during the post-1960 435 seat House of Representatives. After all, for much of American history, the bulk of the population was in the Northeast and Midwest, but it's only been the past two or three decades that this has started to shift more south and westward.

To jot down the biggest losers and gainers by decade in total numbers of seats:

1960: California (+8), Pennsylvania (-3)
1970: California (+5), New York/Pennsylvania (-2 each)
1980: Florida (+4), New York (-5)
1990: California (+7), New York (-3)
2000: Florida/Texas (+2 each), New York/Pennsylvania (-2 each)
2010: Texas (+4), New York/Ohio (-2 each)

I still don't think its wise to have 700,000+ districts because elected officials will seem even MORE out of touch with their constituents than ever before. Something needs to give before each district becomes 1 million+. Besides, 435 seems like such an arbitrary number.

The real implication of these population numbers shouldn't be for some bragging point, but rather allocation of resources on the political and economic scene. Of course, most people in real life and on CD will miss that point, but its ok.


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US national growth during the decade : + 9.7%
In comparison in France it's +5.3%, in China 5.7%, in Japan 0% and in Germany -1%

Come on Danny, come here ! This thread is for you
Yeah, Japan is in real trouble there. In 10-20 years, its going to be a nation of old people with an increasingly shrinking base of those who can provide funding and services to the non-productive part of society.. However, that's off topic for this discussion. All I can say is..I think we'll finally going to see a nation go from one end of the economic spectrum, to the other, and headed back toward the other direction in our lifetime. It's sad, but should serve as a lesson to the rest of us. I think China is missing that lesson, which is why they have 30 million more males than females due to the one child policy (talk about a HUGE sausage fest, eh?)
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